Brothers William Garnett Phillips and Leigh Garnett Phillips have been jailed after a Supreme Court Trial in Brisbane relating to an array of offences relating to a drug business.
Mr William Phillips was represented by barrister Alastair McDougall. Mr Leigh Phillips was represented by barrister Angus Edwards. Counsel was instructed by Bosscher Lawyers solicitors Tim Meehan and Sam Breach.
The brothers were targeted during Operation Hotel Foot in 2009 and 2010. Police found $7505 in a wallet and an ounce of gold bullion, as well as various amounts of heroin in sealed containers. Tick sheets, digital scales, seal bags, weapons and quantities of meth, cocaine, cannabis and three tablets of Subutex were also found.
Both Willam and Leigh were arrested and charged on April 20 , 2012.
Alastair McDougall, for William, presented the Court with a psychiatric report entailing his clients mental health issues and upbringing.
Angus Edwards, for Leigh, informed the Court of Leigh’s heroin addiction following a serious car crash in 2007 and the death of his mother. Ultimately this led to his failed marriage and moving to live with his brother, where the offending began.
William was sentenced to five years and nine months imprisonment, and will be eligible for parole on December 22, 2014.
Leigh was sentenced to five years and five months, and will be eligible for parole on November 22, 2015.