Former Port Douglas resident Lee Undy, 49, has been sentenced for the supply of cocaine.
Mr Undy pleaded guilty to two counts of drug supply, and one count of contravening an order after refusing to provide access to his telephone. On Thursday, in Cairns Supreme Court, he received a sentence of eight years imprisonment. Mr Undy is guilty of the supply of more than one kilogram of cocaine to another local man, who subsequently dealt the drugs in smaller quantities.
Lee Undy arrived to Port Douglas in 2013, making a break from his life as a Bandidos sergeant-at-arms. He set up business as owner of the Port Douglas Gym, and Port Douglas’ Yoghurt World. He was declared bankrupt in 2019.
Crown Prosecutor Mr Nathan Crane requested a minimum nine year sentence for Mr Undy. But, Justice Jim Henry conceded a more lenient sentence given the “troubling” and “unusually light” penalty earlier dealt to the other involved party. A three year sentence with immediate parole had been imposed, reduced from five years after the second local man assisted police with their investigation.
Top Melbourne barrister, Robert Richter QC acted for the defence. Mr Richter has amassed a famous client list, including Melbourne gangland figure Mick Gatto, HIH Insurance’s Ray Williams, former Elders IXL boss John Elliott, and Cardinal George Pell.
Richter explained to the court how Mr Undy rediscovered his Christian faith since his charge. He is described as a reformed man. His intentions are to minister to other prisoners at Lotus Glen.
In a recent Instagram post to his followers, Mr Undy thanked God for being the person he is today. He describes how he will go to gaol as a free man, despite his irons.
“Pray that I will share the Gospel in there and that there will be a Revival in Lotus Glen….God bless yers (sic).
Please keep me in your prayers.”LEE UNDY
Mr Undy will be eligible for parole in February 2023.
Image Credit / Lee Undy Instagram