A WOMAN arrested for using fake police lights to speed through traffic — because she was running late for court — has been jailed over her $50,000 drug trafficking business.
The District Court has sentenced Ebony Lerra Holland-Harris to more than three years’ jail, deeming her trafficking operation too serious for a suspended prison term.
In sentencing, Judge Simon Stretton said Holland-Harris’ downfall came about because she needed a lift to court — and chose her mode of transportation poorly.
“You were detected in a car which was driving down Main North Road displaying flashing red and blue emergency lights,” he said.
“You were in the front passenger seat (and) had told the driver you were running late for a court appearance at the Adelaide Magistrates Court.
“Police pulled the car over and noticed a Samurai sword protruding from the boot through the centre fold-down seat in the rear of the vehicle.
“This prompted a full search of the car (and) you were trafficking in a significant quantity of very harmful illicit drugs.”