A 36-year-old man chose to go to jail rather than be considered for the alternative sentencing option of a drug treatment order, the Launceston Magistrates Court heard on Monday.
Defence counsel for Scott Thomas Riley, 36, Jessica Stewart said Riley preferred to go to prison and withdrew an application for the treatment order via the Court Mandated Drug Diversion Program.
"He does not wish to be considered for the order," Ms Stewart said.
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She said Riley did not want to impose on the family of his sister-who attended court for the hearing.
The daily use of ice (methylamphetamine) and cannabis led to the latest offending.
Riley pleaded guilty to evading police under aggravated circumstances, in that he was a disqualified driver at the time, trespass, possession of a stolen firearm, possession of a shortened firearm, possession of ammunition, breach of family violence order and using a controlled plant on March 23, 2020.
Magistrate Simon Brown said the possession of a stolen and loaded shotgun in a public place was a concerning offence.
"You are a mature offender with a long and significant history of drug offending and a record that goes back 15 years," he said.
"Your record is very poor and because you no longer purse the drug treatment order a sentence of imprisonment is the only sentence available."
He said Riley had twice before been sentenced for evasion of police in aggravated circumstances.
Mr Brown sentenced Riley to three months jail for the evasion charge and a further five months for the remaining crimes backdated to March 23, 2020.
He disqualified Riley from driving for 18 months from date of release.