‘If you don’t change you will end up in jail’
A 20-YEAR-old Blackbutt resident has been warned that if he continues on the same path he will be "walking straight into prison".
Hayden Neil Andrew Snow had just finished smoking a joint when police arrived with a search warrant at his Blackbutt home on September 19.
Police prosecutor Pepe Gangemi said in Nanango Magistrates Court he took police into the bedroom and showed them a bowl and scissors he had used to smoke marijuana.
He faced court charged with possession of utensils or pipes that had been used.
Sgt Gangemi said Snow had shown disregard for orders from the court by continuing to use drugs while serving a suspended sentence after breaching probation for the same type of offending.
Defence lawyer Chris Campbell said Snow had gained employment since he last appeared in court and was now in a relationship.
Mr Campbell said Snow was motivated to move forward after a warning from his girlfriend that "either you can kick the habit or I will walk".
Magistrate Louisa Pink praised Snow for the changes he had made but said it meant he now had more to lose.
"I am telling you that if you don't change you will end up in jail and you will lose everything that matters to you," she said.
Ms Pink extended the operational period of the suspended sentence by 30 days and fined Snow $500.
He was ordered to forfeit the items and a conviction was recorded.