Drug trafficker jailed

A FORMER Mount Gambier man caught with almost nine grams of pure methamphetamine on two separate occasions has been jailed for two years.

Thomas Jerome Oak, 35, appeared in Adelaide District Count on two counts of trafficking in a controlled drug.

The court heard Oak was approached by police in May 2017 shortly after disembarking from a ferry from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island.

Police told the defendant they wanted to search his backpack and Oak removed a sunglasses case and placed it behind the seat while submitting to the search.

After seeing Oak conceal an item, police then searched the vehicle and recovered the case,

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