A Launceston drug addict with an "eye-opening" criminal record has been sentenced to a sizeable stint behind bars after he was given years of second chances.
Adrian Michael Berg, 40, stole more than $13,000 on eight occasions between August 2018 and December 2019.
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He pleaded guilty to the stealing offences and dozens more which ranged from bail breaches and failures to front court.
Berg was sentenced by Magistrate Ken Stanton in Launceston Magistrates Court on Friday.
Mr Stanton said Berg had a complete disregard for the law.
"That attitude to complying with the law is demonstrated further by your significant number of prior convictions," Mr Stanton told Berg.
"It is clear that offending, and your current offending, is related to a longstanding drug addiction. That is an explanation but it is not an excuse."
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Mr Stanton said Berg was previously been convicted of drug dealing, as well as motor vehicle stealing and an "eye-opening" number  of offences which involved driving unregistered or uninsured vehicles.
"You have never spent a long period of time in custody, that hasn't deterred you from ongoing offending," Mr Stanton told Berg.
"You have had opportunity after opportunity to reform, those opportunities have not been taken."
Mr Stanton said Berg was previously handed three suspended jail sentences and treated as an inpatient at a drug withdrawal unit.
Berg was sentenced to 20 months in jail and eight months of that term of imprisonment was wholly suspended for three months.
The sentence was backdated to when Berg entered custody on January 10.
Berg was also disqualified from driving for five years, fined $1200 and placed on a community corrections order for 18 months.