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Codi Therese Burke caught selling drugs in Illawarra is spared jail

Glamorous single mum, 29, caught selling a dangerous opioid detox medication is spared jail ‘because she wants to change her life’

  • Codi Therese Burke, 29, admitted selling 52 strips of buprenorphine to a dealer
  • The mum-of-one sold the drug to alleged dealer Robert Losco for $780 this year
  • They were caught after police launched an investigation into the local drug trade

A single mum who was busted selling opioids to an alleged drug dealer has been spared jail.

Codi Therese Burke, 29, admitted to selling 52 strips of buprenorphine – a powerful drug used to treat heroin and methadone withdrawals – earlier this year.

The mum-of-one sold the drug also known as ‘bupe’ to the alleged dealer for $780 in the Illawarra region in New South Wales, Illawarra Mercury reported.

Codi Therese Burke, 29, (pictured) admitted to selling 52 strips of buprenorphine – a powerful drug used to treat heroin and methadone withdrawals earlier this year

The alleged dealer is accused of using expensive hotel rooms to sell the detox drugs, and was caught by detectives looking to find where the region’s supply of methylamphetamine and GHB was coming from. 

CCTV footage allegedly showed him and his alleged runner carrying bags in to a room booked by Burke on the dealer’s behalf.

The mum-of-one sold the drug also known as 'bupe' to the alleged dealer for $780 in the Illawarra region in New South Wales

The mum-of-one sold the drug also known as ‘bupe’ to the alleged dealer for $780 in the Illawarra region in New South Wales 

The man was allegedly recorded by police selling almost 300g of ice between October 2018 and January this year, before all three of them were arrested during a raid on the Headlands Hotel at Austinmer.

The alleged dealer is still before the courts. 

The woman, from Dapto, was charged with drug supply offences and released on bail, but was caught in a stolen Mazda in mid-July.

She admitted to both offences in Wollongong Local Court on Tuesday.

‘She tells me it’s been a massive wake-up call for her,’ defense lawyer Maria Wallis told the court. 

It was also suggested Burke sold the opioids to to fuel her own drug addiction problems.

‘There’s a real need here for her to receive [drug and alcohol] assistance and support,’ Ms Wallis said.

Magistrate Mark Douglass said Burke’s two months in jail had compelled her to change her life, and sentenced her to a 13-month intensive corrections order.  

Magistrate Mark Douglass said Burke's (pictured) two months in jail had compelled her to change her life, and sentenced her to a 13-month intensive corrections order

Magistrate Mark Douglass said Burke’s (pictured) two months in jail had compelled her to change her life, and sentenced her to a 13-month intensive corrections order

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