'You can lock me up for good': career crook caught with four kilos of ice jailed again

Updated December 11 2023 - 2:06pm, first published 2:00pm

AFTER spending a total of more than 17 years in jail for supplying drugs, a career crook caught with four kilograms of methamphetamine in his car at Sandgate and $275,000 buried in his backyard at Fullerton Cove has vowed he is finally done with a life of crime.

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Sam Rigney

Court Reporter

Sam began his Newcastle Herald career as a night police reporter in 2011. He is an experienced court reporter who has won two national court reporting awards, including the Kennedy Award for Outstanding Court Reporting for his coverage of the Hunter's worst serial rapist. Before working at the Herald, Sam was a sports journalist with the Maitland Mercury where he won awards for his coverage of the Newcastle Rugby League salary cap scandal. Sam is a Novocastrian born-and-bred.

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