The daughter of former NSW premier Neville Wran has admitted possessing the drug “ice” less than three years after being released from prison.
Harriet Wran, 30, appeared briefly before Wyong Local Court on Wednesday, when she pleaded guilty to possessing drugs, goods in custody and not displaying P-plates.
Wran was pulled over by police at a Central Coast service station at North Wyong just after 1.30am on February 27.
A male passenger fled as officers approached the car and is yet to be found.
According to court documents, officers found 0.96 grams of crystal methamphetamine – or ice – inside the car, as well 32 stolen items including six laptops, five credit and debit cards, three mobile phones, an iPad and a pocket watch.
Unopened mail, a Medicare card and academic transcript belonging to other people – believed to be unlawfully obtained – were also found.
Registrar Steve Mannall continued Wran’s bail on Wednesday, on condition she live at the family’s farm at Ravensdale and complies with a 8pm to 6am curfew unless in the company of her mother.
Bail documents describe Wran was “a high profile community member”.
“The offences are not in the high-scale of seriousness but they may lead to other more serious offences,” it states.
The prosecution described its case as strong and will rely on the property seized at the time.
“Some of this property has been proved to have come from various break-and-enters recently,” the bail document reads.
“Police do not believe that the accused will receive a custodial sentence if convicted of these offences.”
Wran was released from jail in September 2016 after serving more than two years over her role in the robbery and murder of a Sydney drug dealer.
She was given a maximum four-year term for being an accessory to the August 2014 murder, robbery in company and harbouring her killer boyfriend afterwards.
Wran – dressed in a plain green shirt and jeans – wasn’t accompanied by family at court on Wednesday, leaving with her lawyer Alexander Angel-Graham.
Asked by reporters if it was a tough time, she said: “Yeah it is”.
Wran is due back at Wyong Court on May 15.
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