The father of a woman done for trafficking drugs and possessing weapons says he "wasn't entirely shocked" to hear his daughter had ended up in trouble.
Hayley Louise Wood, 30, fronted the ACT Magistrates Court on Tuesday. She still wore injuries from what her lawyer Tim Sharman described as a New Year's Eve assault at Canberra's prison.
Mr Sharman said Wood had pleaded guilty to four charges, most of which stemmed from a police raid at her Scullin unit on August 27 last year.
It was there police said they found more than $16,500 in cash, about 242 grams of the drug GBL, two Tasers, and a black Mercedes-Benz GLA45 that Wood said she'd paid $32,000 for in cash the month before.
Magistrate James Stewart on Tuesday said: "This is not chump change."
Prosecutor Elizabeth Wren said Wood, a mother of two, was on Centrelink at the time and had no other legitimate income, so she faced a strong prosecution case when she pleaded guilty.
She said the quantity of GBL - which could be used as a precursor to GHB, or taken by itself - was 485 times the traffickable amount.
The prosecutor said Wood had a history of drug abuse, and was not perturbed from trafficking drugs when a man overdosed and died at her home.
Wood's father took the witness stand and agreed his daughter had a drug problem.
He said he was "a bit shocked" to find out the nature of Wood's charges, but not "entirely shocked that she was in trouble" given her history of surrounding herself with the wrong people.
He said Wood needed to make better choices about her relationships, and commit herself to her children, who had been removed from her care.
He said his daughter had appeared "stressed, angry, upset, [and] irritable" when she'd first arrived at the Alexander Maconochie Centre.
Mr Sharman said that might explain why she'd received four misconducts while in prison.
Ms Wren urged the magistrate to sentence Wood to a term of full-time imprisonment, to encompass the charges drug trafficking, possessing the proceeds of crime, possessing prohibited weapons, and "mid-range" drink driving.
The prosecutor said Wood had so far spent four months and 18 days behind bars on remand.
Mr Stewart said that, "at first blush", some of the charges "screamed out" for a sentence of imprisonment, but he needed more time to consider Wood's punishment.
For the drink-driving offence, he ordered that she pay a $300 fine, and that her driver's licence be disqualified for six months.
The magistrate said he would sentence Wood for the remaining offences on January 29.