Get tough on drugs

WE NEED TO GET TOUGH: Member for Mount Gambier Troy Bell has called for harsher penalties for methamphetamine dealers in the judicial system. He is standing outside the Mount Gambier Courthouse.

WE NEED TO GET TOUGH: Member for Mount Gambier Troy Bell has called for harsher penalties for methamphetamine dealers in the judicial system. He is standing outside the Mount Gambier Courthouse.

MEMBER for Mount Gambier Troy Bell has called on the judicial system to impose harsher penalties on convicted drug traffickers amid a growing community outcry over the number of light jail sentences being handed down.

This follows a drug trafficker being sentenced to a non-parole period of two years and nine months in prison despite being charged with 32 counts of trafficking illicit drugs.

The drug trafficker was involved in the sale of 106.5g of methamphetamine with around $30,000 passing through the hands of drug dealers.

Mr Bell also called on the government to set through legislation for higher head sentences for repeat drug traffickers.

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