THE husband of missing Parmelia woman Iveta Mitchell faced court on today and pleaded guilty to weapon and drugs charges.
This was not Chad Jeffery Mitchell’s first appearance in relation to these charges.
He pleaded guilty to two counts of possessing methamphetamine, possession of stolen property, two counts of possession of weapons and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The court heard Mr Mitchell was found in possession of an imitation firearm in Mandurah on March 11.
Magistrate Michael Johnson said Mr Mitchell’s engagement with a pre-sentence opportunity program had been a “success story”.
Mr Mitchell first came to police attention when he was questioned by homicide detectives in 2010 after his wife and mother-of three Iveta Mitchell disappeared.
She was 37-years-old when she left her Parmelia home at 1am, on May 3, after an argument with Mr Mitchell.
Police became concerned for her safety when she did not see her children on Mother’s Day, which was out of character.
Mr Mitchell told police her wedding ring turned up on his doorstep weeks after she disappeared.
He will appear in court for sentencing and in relation to another charge on September 23.