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Olympian gets jail over drug charges

AUSTRALIAN Olympic silver medalist and former world kayaking champion Nathan Baggaley was sentenced to at least five years in prison yesterday after pleading guilty to charges of supplying and manufacturing ecstasy pills.

The 33-year-old Baggaley was sentenced in Lismore District Court to a maximum of nine years with a non-parole period of five years after pleading guilty to the sale and distribution of 1,509 ecstasy tablets in November 2007. His brother Dru Baggaley, 27, was jailed for a minimum eight years. The court was told that Baggaley, who won two silver medals at the 2004 Athens Olympics and gold medals at the 2002, 2003 and 2005 worlds, pleaded guilty to the sale of 1,509 tablets.


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