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Jail after $4m drug stash found in fire extinguisher

By buseman, Aug 24, 2010 | |
  1. buseman
    Two men have been sentenced for their roles in bringing up to $4 million worth of drugs from Sydney to Darwin hidden in a fire extinguisher in a truck.

    Jeffrey Blume, 32, and Erin Pennell, 34, both from New South Wales, pleaded guilty to supplying a commercial quantity of methylamphetamine.

    Blume and another man organised 896 grams of the drug to be delivered to Pennell, a long-distance truck driver.

    Pennell drove it to Darwin concealed in a fire extinguisher in the cab of his prime mover.

    The men met at a Cullen Bay apartment and were later arrested by police.

    The drugs were worth between $160,000 and $4 million, depending on how they were sold.

    Blume will have to spend at least two-and-a-half years in jail.

    Pennell was handed a three-year suspended sentence on the condition that he stay in drug rehabilitation for 12 months.


    By Alison Middleton


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