A MAN who was found with a commercial quantity of methylamphetamine has been released from jail after more than six months on remand.
The 31-year-old was arrested at the Threeways in April this year.
He was found to be carrying 110 grams of the drug, commonly known as ice, concealed inside a spare tyre in the boot of the BMW he was driving.
He also had a .22 calibre sawn-off semi-automatic rifle.
The Supreme Court in Alice Springs heard the man had been driving the car from Queensland to Port Hedland for a friend and that the drugs were for personal use.
Justice Stephen Southwood said the man’s prospects of rehabilitation were reasonable.
“He has a good work history and sensible plans for his future,” he said.
“Nonetheless, methylamphetamine is a dangerous drug which causes considerable harm in the community.”
Justice Southwood said he gave weight to the offender’s prospects of rehabilitation and that as a result of his guilty plea had reduced the sentence by six months.
The man was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment backdated to April to take into account time already served. He then suspended the sentence of imprisonment, allowing the man to walk free from court.
However, he must comply with the terms of a two-year good behaviour bond.