A Margaret River woman has been handed a two year and eight month prison term after being convicted of possession of methylamphetamine with intent to sell or supply.
Elin Nammour, 32, was the subject of a search warrant in which police uncovered 32.38 grams of the illicit drug.
The court was told officers found a black box tucked inside a sofa. The box contained numerous clipseal bags containing varying amounts of methylamphetamine.
The largest package contained 27.1 grams with a purity of 82 per cent, while several other bags contained between 0.4 and 0.1 grams.
Nammour, who has already spent close to a year in custody, told police she did not know where the box came from.
Scales, ‘tick’ lists, empty bags, and weapons were also found at her home.
Nammor's lawyer, Ken Bates, said his client was remorseful and had faced numerous personal issues.
He said Nammor had been sleeping in her car with her two children following the death of her partner last year.
Mr Bates said she had become addicted to meth and began selling it to fund her habit.
The state prosecutor claimed Nammor had been running a major criminal enterprise.
He presented passages from a diary and stocktake sheets discussing clients and transactions, and said a term of imprisonment would reflect the seriousness of the offence.
Bunbury District Court Judge Felicity Davis said plenty of people fell on hard times and did not have to sell drugs.
Judge Davis told Nammour meth was a serious drug and was a “scourge on our society”.
She said taking and selling drugs was not an acceptable way of dealing with grief, and that Nanmour should have gone to her doctor instead.
Nammor's sentence was backdated from September last year.
She was made eligible for parole after 16 months, with her earliest date for release in January next year.