Topless waitress, 24, jailed for hiding her gym-junkie boyfriend’s $50,000-a-week drug dealing ring walks free after appealing 14-month sentence
- Nateesha Barlin was sentenced to 14 months jail with a non-parole of six months
- She had pleaded guilty to concealing her boyfriend’s drug operation
- Her appeal was successful and she won’t have to spend any time in prison
A former topless waitress has avoided jail after successfully appealing a ‘severe sentence’ for hiding her boyfriend’s drug dealing.
Nateesha Jennifer Barlin had been jailed for 14 months – with a non-parole period of six months – after concealing Dylan Shaw’s drug syndicate on the NSW Central Coast.
Appearing at the Gosford District Court on Tuesday, the 24-year-old had the non-parole period reduced to three months.
She will be allowed to serve the reduced sentence in the community, the Central Coast Express Advocate reported.
Nateesha Jennifer Barlin had been sentenced to 14 months jail – with a non-parole period of six months – after concealing her boyfriend Dylan Shaw’s drug dealing ring
The judge said police had recorded conversations where Barlin boasted Shaw (pictured together) was ‘moving 2kg a week, making $50 grand a week’
Judge Tanya Bright also ordered Barlin perform 250 hours of community service.
The court previously heard police had recorded conversations where Barlin boasted Shaw was ‘moving 2kg a week, making $50 grand a week’.
Barlin will be allowed to associate with her defacto of four years after she expressed a want to rekindle their relationship ‘after he is rehabilitated’.
She appealed the severity of her sentence at Gosford District Court today where Judge Tanya Bright agreed with her, the Central Coast Express Advocate reported
Her solicitor said her loyalty to Shaw was part of the reason she had offended and that both had pleaded guilty.
The couple were arrested in November 2016 following a sting by Australian Border Force that led them to grab steroids Shaw was selling – including 11.2 litres of testosteone, 20 vials of human growth hormone and 600ml of anabolic steroids.
Shaw was sentenced to a minimum of 11 months for importing and distributing steroids.
He is currently awaiting sentencing on other matters.
She is also still allowed to associate with her defacto of four years after she expressed a want to rekindle their relationship ‘after he is rehabilitated’
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