FORMER Queen of Pop Allison Durbin was yesterday jailed for 12 months for trafficking cannabis.
In the County Court, Judge Ian Robertson said that Allison Giles, as Durbin is now known, was a former heroin addict who should have been aware of the dangers of drugs and the misery they caused.
“You were clearly aware of the risk involved in drug trafficking, now you must accept the consequences,” he said.
Giles pleaded guilty earlier this week to trafficking and cultivating cannabis, and stealing electricity to power what the prosecution described as a “sophisticated” hydroponic cultivation system.
Five cannabis plants weighing 308 grams were found at the West Footscray home that she shared with her friend and former road manager, John Pigram. Another 67 grams was found in plastic containers.
The court was told Giles grew the cannabis for profit, supplying Joe Barbaro, the convicted drug dealer and father of kidnapped baby Montana.
Scott Johns, for Giles, said the “significant media attention” his client had received had “taken quite a toll on her health”.
“As it’s often said, such is the price of fame,” Judge Robertson said.
BY JAMIE BERRY