Ice queen sold up to $57,000 a week, buried drugs in her backyard and tried to hide $80,000 in her daughter’s bag when arrested – then bragged she would beat the charges and sell to her own grandkids
- Gold Coast woman sentenced in court after being charged with 13 offences
- The offences included trafficking in ice and supplying the drug GHB six times
- Court heard Allira Jade Campbell had drugs buried in the backyard of her home
- Campbell, jailed for 10 years, also poured drugs down sink during police search
A Gold Coast ice dealer earned up to $57,000 a week from her criminal operation and had drugs worth up to $500,000 buried in her backyard.
Allira Jade Campbell climbed the ranks of the criminal underworld until she was supplying street dealers and was convinced she would never be caught, the Courier Mail reported.
Even when she was behind bars she was chasing drug debts and in a phone call to a drug associate bragged that she would beat the charges.
‘I hope they f**king try to get me for 10 years… I’m going to get out and f**king do it again, I’ll sell it to my grandchildren and get them hooked on it,’ she said in the recorded call on January 2, 2020.
But her confidence was ill-placed, as she was jailed for 10 years in the Queensland Supreme Court on Tuesday.
Gold Coast woman Allira Jade Campbell was sentenced to 10 years in jail in Queensland’s Supreme Court on Tuesday after she was charged with 13 offences, including trafficking in ice
Campbell was busted with 1kg of drugs, containing 757g pure meth, in a raid on her home in Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast in 2019.
Her buried backyard stash was worth between $105,000 and $500,000, depending on how the drug was sold, the court heard.
The court heard Campbell, 36, tried to shove $80,000 worth of cash into her daughter’s bag while appearing to give her a hug and poured GHB down her sink during the police search.
Cops also uncovered six phones during their search but could only access one of them because Campbell had refused to provide the passcodes to the other five.
She was hit with 13 charges including trafficking drugs between June 4 and December 4, 2019 – after she had been released from jail on parole on March 18, having been jailed for five years for earlier drug trafficking.
That time she was dealing drugs to users, but after getting out of jail moved up to supplying drugs to dealers in ounces at a time, the court heard.
The court heard Campbell fled police when they tried to pull her car over and later falsely swore on a statutory declaration that an associate of hers was behind the wheel of the car at the time.
The court heard Campbell trafficking drugs between June 4, 2019 and December 4 of that year, when she was arrested
Crown prosecutor Matt Hynes told the court the Crown could prove Campbell had 25 customers.
‘We can’t discern the true revenue or profit from the operation, other than to say when she spoke on phone (during an intercepted call), she said she was earning up to $57,000 a week,’ he said.
‘There was a level of sophistication – she was using a cipher phone, which cannot be hacked into.’
Mr Hynes told the court Campbell had people to drop off drugs and collect money on her behalf and though she did not personally threaten customers, she spoke to her agents ‘about the need to inflict violence in future’.
He said she tried to chase down drug debts while in pre-sentence custody and despite Campbell pleading guilty, Mr Hynes said she showed no remorse for her crimes.
Campbell’s family cried in court as she was sentenced to a maximum 10 years’ jail by Justice Francis Williams.
She was convicted of 13 charges including trafficking methamphetamine, possessing 750g of the drug, and supplying the drug GHB six times.
Campbell was also charged with perverting the course of justice, destroying evidence, failing to provide passcodes for mobile phones and possessing a used glass pipe.