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Ex-premier’s daughter pledges to ‘make things right’ after drugs conviction

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Harriet Wran, the daughter for former NSW premier Neville Wran has walked free after facing court for ice possession. Photo: AAP
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The daughter of former NSW premier Neville Wran says she is determined to make things right for everyone who has felt the pain of her addiction after she was caught with the drug ice.

Harriet Wran, 31, pleaded guilty in April to possessing drugs, goods in custody and not displaying P-plates, less than three years after being released from jail over her role in the robbery and murder of a Sydney drug dealer.

She was admitted to a rehabilitation centre days after her guilty plea and after a 28-day stay is participating in a three-month residential program at another facility.

Magistrate Caleb Franklin on Wednesday convicted Wran at Wyong Local Court, fining her $550 for the drug and P-plate offences and handing her a 12-month community corrections order for the goods charge.

In a letter to the court, Wran said she relapsed about three months before her arrest, following years of sobriety, and was so physically ill from drug use that most days she could not leave the house.

“As a direct result of the drugs and my desperate cravings for them, I kept the wrong company and thus landed in dark situations, one of those being the night of my arrest,” she said.

“Mum was horrified and devastated, barely able to look at me. I was frail, angry and unpredictable. It was not fair on her. None of this is fair on her. She suffers as a result of my failure.

“I am determined to make things right, for her and for me and for everyone who has felt the pain of my addiction.”

Wran was charged after being pulled over by police at a Central Coast service station at North Wyong early on March 27.

Officers found 0.96 grams of crystal methamphetamine and a number of items including mail, identification cards and electronic equipment.

Mr Franklin said Wran’s drug and P-plate offences were unremarkable and noted the small quantity of the drug involved. He considered the goods charge to be more serious.

While the magistrate expressed some caution, he agreed she had good prospects of rehabilitation.

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.

-AAP