Woman, convicted of drug and driving offences in Toowoomba, wants to live in Ipswich after jail

Druggie mum declares that she will LEAVE small Australian town because she keeps getting in trouble with the cops

  • A jailed woman wants to move to another town after her prison ‘wake up call’
  • Taylah Maree Callaghan-Watson, 25, pleaded guilty to more than 20 offences 
  • The prisoner wants to do her probation away from Toowoomba in Queensland
  • Callaghan-Watson was charged with drug and driving offences done in the town
  • She plans to move 90km away to Ipswich in Brisbane’s west after her release

A jailed woman has said she wants to move somewhere else on her release after being convicted for more than 20 offences she committed in a small town.

Taylah Maree Callaghan-Watson, 25, pleaded guilty to various drug and driving offences, done between March and October this year in Toowoomba, Queensland.

She faced the Toowoomba Magistrates Court via video link from the Brisbane Women’s Correctional Centre after being arrested last month.

Taylah Maree Callaghan-Watson (pictured) faced the Toowoomba Magistrates Court via video link from the Brisbane Women's Correctional Centre

Taylah Maree Callaghan-Watson (pictured) faced the Toowoomba Magistrates Court via video link from the Brisbane Women’s Correctional Centre

Callaghan-Watson told the court she wanted to move 90km away to Ipswich in Brisbane's west - 'I want to stay away from Toowoomba (pictured),' Callaghan-Watson said

Callaghan-Watson told the court she wanted to move 90km away to Ipswich in Brisbane’s west – ‘I want to stay away from Toowoomba (pictured),’ Callaghan-Watson said

The prisoner (pictured), who had been in jail for 33 days before the court appearance, saw her jail time as a 'wake up call', the court heard.

The prisoner (pictured), who had been in jail for 33 days before the court appearance, saw her jail time as a ‘wake up call’, the court heard.

Callaghan-Watson told the court she wanted to move 90km away to Ipswich in Brisbane’s west, when she leaves jail. 

‘I want to stay away from Toowoomba,’ she said. 

The prisoner, who had been in jail for 33 days before the court appearance, saw her jail time as a ‘wake up call’, the court heard. 

Her offences included driving while disqualified, driving while her licence was demerit point suspended, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, possessing dangerous drugs and drug utensils, possessing tainted property, receiving tainted property and failing to appear in court, The Chronicle reported. 

Defence solicitor Claire Graham, of Skuse Graham Lawyers, said the crimes were an ‘inevitable consequence of when drugs enter your life’.

Magistrate Rob Turra said her offences were ‘relatively minor offending’, but added they were large in number. 

Mr Turra slapped the prisoner with 18 months probation and disqualified her from holding or obtaining a driver’s licence for two years.

Callaghan-Watson pleaded guilty to all charges and requested her probation be carried out in Ipswich, where she wanted to live. 

Callaghan-Watson pleaded guilty to various drug and driving offences, done between March and October this year in Toowoomba, Queensland

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