Bail refused for Geraldton woman on 1kg meth charge

Francesca MannGeraldton Guardian
Jenna Kaye Booth, 35, was refused bail in Geraldton Magistrate’s Court. She is yet to enter a plea for possession of a prohibited drug with intent to sell or supply.
Camera IconJenna Kaye Booth, 35, was refused bail in Geraldton Magistrate’s Court. She is yet to enter a plea for possession of a prohibited drug with intent to sell or supply. Credit: The Geraldton Guardian

A 35-year-old woman who allegedly had 1kg of methamphetamine hidden in her car has been refused bail.

Jenna Kaye Booth broke down in tears when she appeared in Geraldton Magistrate’s Court today via video link from Melaleuca Remand and Reintegration Facility.

Police allege on October 23, around 10.30pm, Ms Booth and Blair James McKinnon, 31, were driving in Mount Adams, near Dongara, when they were pulled over for a traffic stop.

Mr McKinnon allegedly had a court suspended licence and the car was seized.

The court heard when the car was searched the next morning police allegedly found 1kg of meth in the lining of the car’s roof.

The pair are charged with possession of a prohibited drug with intent to sell or supply and could face life behind bars if convicted.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Troy Gildersleeve opposed bail but noted Ms Booth is the “lesser of the two offenders”.

Magistrate Donna Webb refused the bail application due to the nature of the offences.

“There is a strong case against Ms Booth, it’s her vehicle the drugs were found it,” Ms Webb said.

“In my view it amounts to a wrongdoing of such a serious nature that granting bail is inappropriate.”

The mother-of-three will appear in the same court next month.

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