A DRUG dealer caught by police supplying almost two kilograms of methamphetamine has been jailed for 12 years.
David John Peters, 26, was sentenced on 11 charges by Judge Norton in the District Court, Sydney Downing Centre, on Friday.
He was given a non-parole period of seven years, two months and 12 days.
Following his arrest by Chifley detectives back in 2015, Peters was charged with 11 matters including supplying a prohibited drug larger than or equal to a commercial quantity, supplying a prohibited drug larger than or equal to a large commercial quantity, three counts of supplying a prohibited drug, two counts of possessing an unauthorised pistol, three counts of possessing an unauthorised firearm and the possession of a shortened firearm.
At the time of his arrest, police alleged Peters supplied 1166 grams of methamphetamine (large commercial quantity) and 792 grams (commercial quantity) of the same drug.
Peters had pleaded guilty to all but two counts on the indictment, that of supplying a prohibited drug greater than a commercial quantity and supplying a prohibited drug greater than a large commercial quantity.
In August last year, the matter was heard in a special fixture spanning four weeks at Bathurst District Court where Peters was found guilty.
In sentencing on Friday, Judge Norton found special circumstances in the case.
He also recommended Peters should complete the Real Understanding of Self-Help Program (RUSH) program.
It was also recommended that while in custody, Peters be encouraged to complete other programs to address his drug use and the effects of his violent upbringing.
For supplying a prohibited drug, larger or equal to a commercial supply, Peters was sentenced to an aggregate term of imprisonment of 12 years to start on January 25, 2016 and expire January 24, 2028 with a non-parole period of seven years, two months and 12 days.
Peters is first eligible for parole on April 5, 2023.
Once on parole, Judge Norton also ordered Peters accept the supervision and guidance of Community Corrections and obey all reasonable directions of that service.
Peters is also to be referred to alcohol, drug and trauma counselling in the community.
Under Section 39P of the Drug Misude and Trafficking Act 1985, Judge Norton ordered the prohibited drugs be destroyed.
Judge Norton also ordered the firearms which were seized by police to be destroyed.