Drug courier's 'shame' over dark web dealings after mother's unsolved murder

Updated April 19 2024 - 4:22pm, first published 1:30pm

A MAN who acted as courier for a Lake Macquarie dark web drug supply operation says he feels "shame and guilt" because he believes his mother's unsolved murder was linked to her partner's connections to the drug trade.

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Sam Rigney

Court Reporter

Sam began his Newcastle Herald career as a night police reporter in 2011. He is an experienced court reporter who has won two national court reporting awards, including the Kennedy Award for Outstanding Court Reporting for his coverage of the Hunter's worst serial rapist. Before working at the Herald, Sam was a sports journalist with the Maitland Mercury where he won awards for his coverage of the Newcastle Rugby League salary cap scandal. Sam is a Novocastrian born-and-bred.

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