Teen cries as mum jailed

A Bolwarra Heights mother of two will spend Christmas behind bars for stealing electronics to fund her drug habit.
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A teenage boy wept in the public gallery as Kim Bush was taken into custody yesterday after pleading guilty to six counts of possession of a prescribed restricted substance, larceny and possession of suspected stolen goods.

Bush’s solicitor said that since his client was diagnosed with depression seven years ago she had self medicated with restricted substances while taking medication prescribed by her doctors.

Bush, 39, was found in possession of six different types of prescription drugs and stolen goods when police raided her Paterson Road home in January this year.

Court documents said she told police: “I don’t know what they are really, it’s just where I keep my pills”.

She said the pills were to help her sleep and she didn’t have a prescription.

Police found two iPods, one Bush said she’d had for several years the other she could not explain how it came into her possession.

Two GPS devices, three cameras, keys and a wristwatch still in the packaging were found at the home along with two bicycles.

The court heard Bush told probation and parole officers in a pre-sentence assessment that she was happy with her lifestyle as it was.

Her solicitor conceded his client had served jail time for similar offences. Her first conviction was in 1996 for introducing a syringe into a prison, seven years later in 2003 she was jailed for larceny and again in 2005 and 2008.

“Ms Bush has made depressingly regular appearances before this court in relation to offences of dishonesty – offences that relate to a drug dependent lifestyle,” magistrate John Chicken said.

“Unless you turn your life around you’ll spend continuing periods in

custody.”

Bush was jailed three months for possession of suspected stolen goods and will be placed on an 18-month good behaviour bond for the six drugs charges when she is released on February 4.

A Bolwarra Heights mother of two will spend Christmas behind bars for stealing electronics to fund her drug habit.

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