SHE was a low-paid sex shop worker caught up in a $350,000 fake marijuana trafficking ring that billed its product as “undetectable” to drug users across a large swathe of regional Queensland.
A stable $40,000 a year gig selling adult items and other products – including “teas” with mystical names like Godfather and Full Moon – turned into a three-year legal battle for Selena Suzanne Bloomfield.
Bloomfield worked for the Love Heart chain of adult stores across Queensland in 2014 and 2015.
Based at the Toowoomba shop, and earning just $770 a week, she sold a range of seemingly innocuous products – including three tea blends that looked like dried leaf – to the store’s customers.
When she was not involved in the retail side of things, the now 34-year-old was responsible for the packaging of the “synthetic cannabis” at a Toowoomba property.
The drugs were then distributed to Love Heart’s stores in Mackay, Rockhampton