Drug pusher free to get married

A MILDURA ice peddler has asked to be released from prison so he can plan his wedding to his partner in crime. 

Aaron Peters, 29, pleaded guilty to trafficking ice and dealing with proceeds of crime when he faced Mildura Magistrates’ Court yesterday.

Senior Constable Al Heintze said Peters, along with his fiancee Pauline Briggs, was arrested in December after police executed a search warrant at their Cowra Avenue home.

Police seized a small amount of ice, scales, a book detailing drug transactions and phones.

The court heard after police seized the phones, a stream of messages and calls from known users trying to score drugs kept being received. 

Peters’ counsel said his client and Briggs were engaged and Peters wanted to be released from prison to plan his wedding.

He said Peters had been using drugs since he was 11, and initially started using ice to beat an alcohol addiction. 

Magistrate Pauline Spencer sentenced Peters to 60 days’ prison, allowing him to be released on time served, and reinstated a Community Corrections Order he had breached. 

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