A MAN found holed-up in a Scottsdale hotel room with drugs, weapons, ammo and a 15-year-old girl has been sent to prison.
Police tracked down Carl Maxwell Hall, 30, at the hotel two days after he pulled a loaded sawn-off shotgun on a couple in Devonport following a minor traffic incident in May.
Hall previously pleaded guilty in the Launceston Magistrates Court to numerous drug, firearms and driving offences.
The court heard he was driving in Devonport when he exchanged words with a fellow motorist before pulling out the shotgun and pointing it at the driver and passenger.
When police found him in Scottsdale they discovered the shotgun, a machete, a knife, morphine and cannabis.
The girl he was with also had a restraining order against him, the court heard.
Yesterday Magistrate Simon Brown noted Hall was said to be carrying a gun for protection after his refusal to take part in Launceston's running gun feud had led to death threats.
``I am told that your associates dragged you into a dispute among sections of the Launceston community of late,'' he said. However, that had ``nothing whatsoever'' to do with pulling a gun on other motorists.
Mr Brown said Hall had a ``tragic drug history'' which underpinned his persistent offending
He ordered Hall to serve 19 months' jail, with a non-parole period of one year, to start when his current one-year sentence expired.
He also disqualified Hall from driving for two years on his release.