Gold Coast bodybuilder admits drug charges as descent into addiction heard in court
A bodybuilder who turned her wonderful life “into a mangled wreck of an existence” has walked free after pleading guilty to drug charges.
Samantha Jane Heron was a high achiever who excelled in athletics before going on to compete overseas in world champion body-sculpting events.
She had amassed a following of more than 7000 people on Instagram.
At least until the age of 25 Heron was – as described by her mother – “always on top of everything”.
But while living on the Gold Coast the now 32-year-old started using drugs recreationally, not knowing what was in the pills, and got hooked on meth, defence barrister Martin Longhurst told the Queensland Supreme Court on Wednesday.
He said a letter from Heron’s mother provided to the court…