A South Australian man has been given a suspended sentence over his “Kronfectionary” business which sold more than $12,000 worth of cannabis-infused food products including fairy floss, cookies, Nutella and chocolate from his home.
- Jamie Stephen Woodward used cannabis oil as an ingredient in products including lip balm and confectionery
- The products were sold under the name “Kronfectionary” and were seized from Woodward’s home
- A fairy floss machine was found with traces of THC â€” the psychoactive chemical in cannabis
The District Court heard Jamie Stephen Woodward used cannabis oil as a key ingredient in his homemade confectionery, and was advertising and marketing the products for sale on social media.
Judge Wayne Chivell described the business as “sophisticated”.
He handed Woodward a fully suspended jail sentence for two years and eight months with a non-parole period of 16 months.
The jail term was suspended on the condition he be of good behaviour for three years.
Woodward, 32, admitted to manufacturing a controlled drug for sale, possessing prescribed equipment and trafficking a controlled drug.
Judge Chivell said Woodward extracted cannabis oil from plant material and infused it into almost 11 kilograms of food products.
He said police raided Woodward’s home in February 2018 and found “the residence smelling of cannabis, and there was a large banner inside saying ‘Kronfectionary'”.
“The banner contained images of cartoon characters and they were also displayed on your Facebook page, which you used to sell some of the products,” he said.
“The products offered for sale and seized included lip balm, cookies, lollies, Nutella and other spreads and chocolate products infused with cannabis oil.
“There appeared to be a production line set-up showing a significant outlay and degree of organisation.
“You even had a fairy floss machine with traces of THC on it.”
Former concreter used funds to pay mortgage
Judge Chivell said police found commercial-sized containers of Nutella, peanut butter, glycerine, food colouring, sugar and chocolate syrup which did not have traces of cannabis in them.
“Needless to say, the preparation of these products and their sale were used by you as part of a business operating under the name, ‘Kronfectionary’,” he said.
“You maintained records of previous sales, including invoices for each purchase and a record of the Australia Post tracking number for the parcel sent to the customer.”
Judge Chivell said invoices showed Woodward had sold $12,752 worth of cannabis food items.
“About the same number of invoices were also found, which did not include the price of items sold,” he said.
“You told the police in your interview that you paid your mortgage with some of the proceeds.
“I accept that you were not living a lavish lifestyle, but you were receiving substantial rewards from the business.”
The court was told that Woodward was a concreter until he suffered a back injury and had suffered financial difficulty since that time.
“You were using cannabis oil to self-medicate for your back condition and decided to sell it when you could no longer work,” Judge Chivell said.
The court heard Woodward had no previous convictions before this offending.