News

'Above-average street dealer' sent to prison

PROPERTIES on the Gold Coast, a steady job and plenty to live for - it seemed like Caleb John Gibson had it all.

That was until drugs took over and he lost everything.

The 30-year-old was in Rockhampton Supreme Court yesterday facing 17 charges, including trafficking and producing dangerous drugs.

Gibson, from Gladstone, left home when he was 17, after starting to smoking cannabis.

In his 20s he bought four properties on the Gold Coast with the hope of building a property portfolio, however, drugs began to take over his life.

At the height of his addiction he was taking half a gram of methamphetamine daily, for five days at a time.

The court heard that Gibson was classified as an "above-average street dealer" and he had told people that his drug business was "ramping up".

In May 2014 he was sent to jail for trafficking three different types of drugs.

His defence lawyer told the court jail had been a wake-up call for Gibson.

Gibson had spent 369 days in pre-sentence custody before facing the Supreme Court.

Justice North sentenced Gibson to four and a half years in prison, suspending the sentence after 18 months. Convictions were recorded.

By the numbers:

0.5g methamphetamine daily for five days at a time

Bought four properties on the Gold Coast in his 20s

369 days in pre-sentence custody

Topics:  cannabis, court, drugs, gladstone, jail, methamphetamine, rockhampton



What happens in Vegas could change this Gladstone teen's life

RED CARPET: Chauntelle Taylor is off to Las Vegas to compete in the Australian team for the MuscleMania comp.

YOUNG and ready to take on the world is exactly what she is about

Police to crack down after hoons take over Gladstone roads

IN HIS SIGHTS: Gladstone Police Constable Paul Norris is on the lookout for hoon drivers.

One officer booked 14 speeding motorists during his shift

Man, 41 'exposes himself' several times to fellow beachgoers

YESTERDAY police were called to Canoe Point and charged a man who, on several occasions, willfully exposed himself.

Police received a strange call yesterday afternoon.

Local Partners

Michael Palin: Terry Jones dementia is 'painful' to see

Michael Palin has found Terry Jones' decline "painful to watch"

Daniel Radcliffe hoped for haircut anonymity

Radcliffe thought shaving his head would make him more anonymous

Jim Carrey slams 'shameful greed' of lawsuit

Jim Carrey has slammed the "shameful greed" of White's ex-husband.

'Highly unlikely' Brad Pitt will face prosecution

It is highly unlikely that Brad Pitt will be prosecuted

WATCH: Justin Bieber grabbed in Germany

A video has emerged of singer Justin Bieber being attacked

Why The Wrong Girl is right for Jessica Marais

Jessica Marais and Ian Meadows in a scene from the TV series The Wrong Girl.

ACTOR makes the sometimes awkward character her own in new comedy.

'Flex muscles': Gladstone suburb drops $120K

BUYERS are scooping unprecedented deals by “flexing their muscles at the table”

Few bright lights for property after mining downturn

The Gladstone Regional Council wants associated LNG companies like Bechtel to be apart of the EIS housing accommodation strategy from the outset of the projects and not mid-way through.

Tannum Sands continues to write its own property success story

Property 200m from ocean selling for just over $100K

BEACHCOMBER PARK: Work has started on a new $19.2 million development at Toogoom.

The estate's developer is offering huge discounts for early buyers.

UPDATE: Former rodeo champ's sale rained out, now back on

Larkhill local Ken Consiglio is having an auction of most of the things on his property.

'People kept showing up and we had to turn them away'

Market opens as Gladstone sellers drop prices to force sale

VENDORS are dropping the price on houses to force a sale.

First stages of $25 million housing development underway

New development on Madsen Rd - The Springs.

The blocks of land are much bigger than usual