Drug trafficker sentenced to two and a half years jail
A FATHER of two with a history of robbing homes to fuel his own drug addiction will put his business aspirations on hold after being sentenced to two and a half years behind bars.
Michael Wadsworth Hill came across the police radar after phone calls he made with a targeted drug dealer on the Sunshine Coast were intercepted.
He pleaded guilty in the Supreme Court on Monday to a string of drug and theft offences, including trafficking, drug possession and burglary.
Crown Prosecutor Sarah Klemm said Hill admitted to police to trafficking over a four and a half month period in methamphetamine and ecstasy.
"He was an addict and no profit was involved," she said.
"He was selling to fund his own habit."
Hill confessed he had between five and 10 customers for methamphetamines and less than five people who bought ecstasy from him.
The 42-year-old used drugs every second day.
Ms Flemm told the court that during a raid on his home police seized a mobile phone as well as cannabis and methamphetamine.
The court heard Hill had been thrown in jail in 2004 for breaking into a Sunshine Coast home, tying the occupant up with gaffe tape and stealing from him.
Hill is a former Maroochydoore trawler crewman who descended into a drug addiction in his early 30's.
The defence submitted the Nambour-born resident had completed courses in metal machinery while in prison and hoped to return to the Sunshine Coast, live with his family and start his own business.
Justice Ann Lyons sentenced Hill to two and a half years for the drug trafficking offence and six months jail for the burglary offences.
Justice Lyons set his parole release date for May 16 due to time already served.