A RECOVERING drug addict who trafficked methamphetamines to feed his own addiction has been given a chance to prove he is clean.
Jason Thompson, 25, appeared in Ballarat Magistrates Court yesterday, pleading guilty to trafficking a drug of dependence following a raid on his house last year.
On August 21, 2012, police executed a search warrant on Thompson’s Delacombe house.
When they arrived, he left by the back door, but soon returned.
Police prosecutor Steve Kent said Thompson had put four zip-lock bags down the front of his pants, trying to hide them from police.
He said police also found a box used for storing drugs, more than $1000 in cash and a number of other drugs in bags.
Defender lawyer Mike Wardell said his client had not used drugs since his arrest and was willing to provide a urine test to prove he was clean.
He said Thompson had previously purchased and sold the drugs to feed his addiction.
Magistrate Jack Vandersteen said Thompson would be assessed for a community corrections order before sentencing.
“It seems you have taken the steps towards using drugs and you’ve made full admissions,” he said. “I want to give you the opportunity to engage, and not just attend, the counselling services that can help you.”
Thompson is due to reappear in court on April 8 for sentencing.