A Newstead man whose life "spiralled out of control" because of his addiction to the drug ice has been given a final opportunity to avoid time behind bars.
Michael James Walford, 25, was sentenced to a seven-month term of imprisonment on Friday, which Magistrate Sharon Cure said was to be served in the form of a community-based drug treatment order.
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Walford pleaded guilty to 43 charges which ranged from abusing police and speeding, to stealing and prohibited firearm possession.
He entered most of the pleas in May, but since then police laid two further drug charges after officers caught Walford in a vehicle with 84 grams of cannabis under his seat and he refused to state who he bought it from.
Ms Cure said despite Walford's drug-fuelled criminal conduct, he had a good work history and sought help to overcome his problem.
"You weren't considering the consequences of your actions because your life had spiralled out of control," Ms Cure said to Walford.
"There was a point where you were using ice daily."
In addition to the drug treatment order Walford was given, he was disqualified him from driving for 12 months by Ms Cure.
"For someone who used ice for a long time, it's surprising it hasn't landed him in jail," she said.
Walford told Ms Cure he had not "slipped up once in two-and-a-half months" when asked how he was managing his addiction.