It was double trouble for a South Launceston woman when police apprehended her for drug driving in Prospect in June.
Naomi Jennifer Foon, 22, pleaded guilty to driving with an illicit drug in her system and unlawful possession of property on June 1, 2021.
Police prosecutor Andrew Gillard told the Launceston Magistrates Court police were aware that Foon was unlicensed when they spotted her driving.
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They pulled into her driveway behind her car and did an oral fluid test which proved positive for amphetamine and methylampthetamine.
Foon was detained and taken to Launceston Police Station. About the same date a white gold diamond ring worth $1500 was reported missing and it was suspected it may be in Foon's possession.
Police checked Foon's property deposit at the station and located the ring.
The court heard that Foon was serving a 12-month sentence after having a five-month suspended sentence activated and receiving a seven-month term on June 22, 2021.
Magistrate Ken Stanton sentenced her to six weeks in jail, but made it concurrent with the existing term, meaning that she is eligible for parole in November.
He also disqualified her from driving for six months, but made half concurrent with a two-year disqualification.
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