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District Court rules Tannum Sands mum can contest jail time

A TANNUM Sands mum who was found guilty of drug offences has been granted the right to appeal the 15-month jail sentence handed down by Gladstone Magistrates Court.

Jessica Lorraine Marshall, 28, was arrested with her husband in Longreach in February last year, transporting an ounce of speed worth $3000, and various drug paraphernalia.

In November last year she was sentenced to 15 months' imprisonment, with a parole release date for the following month.

She was found to have breached bail conditions prior to that hearing.

Her co-accused, Leigh Willersdorf, served seven months actual imprisonment.

But last week the District Court of Queensland judge DCJ Smith found Marshall's previous sentence had not considered four days spent in pre-sentence custody.

Taking into account Marshall's guilty plea, and the fact she had not previously spent time in jail, the judge ordered immediate parole.

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