Suspended sentence for ‘dope addict’
“YOUR ice is already cracked,” Magistrate Maxine Baldwin said while sentencing a North Burnett man on fresh drug charges.
Kalon Arthur Driver pleaded guilty on four charges, including possession and production of dangerous drugs.
Police prosecutor Sergeant Chris Elder said cannabis plants, transformers, ammunition and other materials were found during a search at the home of “the long-time cannabis addict” in March.
In sentencing Driver at Gayndah Magistrates Court, Magistrate Baldwin said: “Your ice is already cracked; your history is not good.
“A jail term is appropriate (and) you’ve had significant probation but this has not worked.”
Magistrate Baldwin said she wanted to consider rehabilitation too.
Driver was sentenced to a two-year probationary period, with counselling, for three offences, including possession of dangerous drugs and equipment, and having no authority for ammunition. For production of drugs, Magistrate Baldwin sentenced Driver to four months in prison, suspended for two years.