A Karratha mother has been sentenced to more than a year behind bars for a string of drug offences including selling meth. Tamara Kuiper faced Karratha Magistrate’s Court last Wednesday where she learnt her fate for dealing methylamphetamine while on a suspended imprisonment order. In April last year, Kuiper sold 0.7g and 0.5g of methylamphetamine. She also offered the drug five other times via Facebook messenger and once to a phone contact, with the quantities ranging from 0.1g to 0.5g. The 35-year-old was arrested in April after police executed a search warrant in Nickol and found an iPad and mobile phone containing conversations relating to the sale and supply of drugs. Police also found a glass smoking implement and digital scales used for methylamphetamine during the search. It came after Kuiper was sentenced in September 2019 for similar drug offending and received a 10-month suspended imprisonment order, meaning she could serve her time in the community. In the sentencing last week, Magistrate Edward De Vries said there was no reason not to impose the 10-month jail term. “Unfortunately you have committed a further nine offences. They are all similar in nature,” he said. “Needless to say, the new offending breaches the suspended imprisonment order.” Kuiper was sentenced to a further six months jail for the new offences, bringing her total to 16 months behind bars. She was also fined $300 for possessing drug paraphernalia. A pre-sentence report was put before the court, which noted Kuiper experienced trauma as a child and domestic violence as an adult. It also found she struggled with her mental health. Magistrate De Vries said he did not want the sentence to be crushing, and took into account Kuiper’s personal struggles when sentencing her as well as her plea of guilty which he said demonstrated remorse.