Byron Bay teenager Flynn Brown has escaped a custodial sentence and will serve a two year intensive corrections order in the community after pleading guilty to supplying drugs to an undercover police officer in 2016.
The former Byron Bay High School student appeared in Lismore District Court this morning for sentencing before Judge Laura Wells and was represented by his barrister John Weller.
He was supported at court by his father.
Mr Brown came to police attention in mid 2016 for supplying drugs including cocaine, ecstacy and cannabis.
Over a period over several months, an undercover officer met with Mr Brown on more than one occasion to buy drugs, which was recorded and used as evidence.
Text messages and phone surveillance also formed part of the police evidence against Mr Brown.
Following an investigation and police surveillance over several months, Mr Brown’s father’s unit was raided on December 7, the court heard, with officers seizing cocaine, ecstasy, viagra and cannabis.
He was arrested and taken to Byron Bay police station where he was charged with five counts of possessing a prohibited drug, seven counts of supplying a prohibited drug and one count of ongoing supply of a prohibited drug.
After being refused bail by police, Mr Brown spent three days in custody before he was released on conditional bail.
At Lismore District Court this morning Judge Wells said Mr Brown had improved himself by staying off drugs and undergoing ongoing counselling.
She sentenced him to complete a two year intensive corrections order.
Whether he wears an electronic ankle bracelet tracking his movements will be at the discretion of the Probation and Parole service, Judge Wells said.
Mr Brown must report to the Probation and Parole service within seven days.