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Cassandra Leigh Brownsdon, 31, from the Sunshine Coast, was caught with 29 grams of ice and more than $4,800 in cash last October A successful businesswoman on a six-figure salary at a communications company has found herself behind bars after becoming

by Carmela Vassallo (2020-06-07)


Tundra brings experience https://web.facebook.com/Tundra-Motorbike-Loans-111195570583231/. Cassandra Leigh Brownsdon, 31, from the Sunshine Coast, was caught with 29 grams of ice and more than $4,800 in cash last October


A successful businesswoman on a six-figure salary at a communications company has found herself behind bars after becoming addicted to ice.

Cassandra Leigh Brownsdon, 31, from the Sunshine Coast, was caught with 29 grams of ice and more than $4,800 in cash last October.

Brisbane Supreme Court on Monday heard Brownsdon - a national accounts manager - was on parole when police caught her riding a motorbike unlicensed while high.

She tried to flee police, but fell off the bike and was found with 10 small sealed bags  of drugs and money in her possession.

Brownsdon had 28 prior convictions for drug offences and 25 convictions for burglary, the Courier Mail reported.

The mother-of-one had been sentenced to more than two years' jail last year for aggravated burglary. 

On Monday, Brownsdon pleaded guilty to drug possession and supplying $350 ice (methamphetamine) - which she called 'salt and vinegar' in text messages.






On Monday, Brownsdon pleaded guilty to drug possession and supplying $350 ice (methamphetamine) - which she called 'salt and vinegar' in text messages


Her defence barrister said her client got hooked on drugs when she was young due to a rough upbringing.

The court heard Brownsdon didn't break the law for five years after going to rehab and starting her successful career in recruitment and communications companies.

But just as Brownsdon was about to start her own human resources company, she became reliant on drugs amid a battle with mental health issues.






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Justice Frances Williams said Brownsdon's life was 'drug-affected' and 'chaotic' but acknowledged that she went to rehab.

'You have used your time (in jail) in an endeavour to gain additional skills which will benefit you when you are ultimately released,' she said.   

Brownsdon was sentenced to three years behind bars. 

She will be eligible for parole on November 16.






The court heard Brownsdon didn't break the law for five years after going to rehab and starting her successful career in recruitment and communications companies




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