A Cowra man has been told he will end up in prison if he keeps offending.
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Henry Saddler, 23, was convicted at Cowra Local Court on Wednesday, June 21 on a charge of possessing cannabis, fined $200 and ordered to enter a section nine bond for a year.
Magistrate Michael O’Brien noted Saddler’s long criminal history multiple times throughout the sentencing.
“You have nine pages of criminal offending,” magistrate Michael O’Brien said.
“It appears you have learned nothing from your experience before the court.”
Police facts say officers found a glass jar of marijuana weighing 46.85g in Saddler’s bag, while on a city bound train traveling between Blaxland and Glenbrook about 11am on April 4.
Police say he told them the cannabis was his and he was going to smoke it.
He was arrested and escorted off the train at Penrith station where he was issued a court attendance notice and ordered to move on.
At court, Aboriginal Legal Service solicitor Nidal Abdi successfully reduced the weight of the drugs, arguing it was measured while inside the glass jar and would have weighed “two grams if that.”
Magistrate O’Brien questioned Saddler on his ability to obey the law.
Saddler said he “didn’t mean to reoffend.”
“If you break this bond and come back to me I’ll regard you as a person that can’t be trusted and you might find yourself leaving here through a different door you enter,” magistrate Michael O’Brien said.
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