Sentence Adjourned for Former Knights Player
Former Newcastle Knights player and confessed drug dealer Danny Wicks, 25, was charged with allegations of supplying illegal drugs, including ecstasy and methamphetamine in 2009.
Police found $1200 cash stashed in a pair of underpants and 26.9 grams of methyl amphetamine wrapped in a pair of board shorts.
In an important decision, it was announced that he would not be sentenced until late this year as he might be called to testify in other court cases.
Wicks has pleaded guilty for his offences at Charlestown, in the Hunter Valley, and Grafton, on the New South Wales north coast and he told Judge Paul Lakatos that he was sticking with his statement.
Each count carries a maximum penalty of 15 years’ imprisonment.
He was supposed to get sentenced in this week but the case has been postponed in the wake of other legal proceedings.
The convict was given a non-parole period of nine months, but because of time already served, is scheduled to be released at the end of next month.
Wicks' Defense Barrister, Paul Rosser, said, “The Crown is considering "calling on Wicks to testify" in other matters and ordering him to do so will be against his will”.
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