A man who was found in possession of opioids and a car key, which was suspected to be stolen, was sentenced in Orange Local Court on Monday.
William Edwards, 24, of Jindalee Avenue, was found in possession of the items when he was arrested on two warrants at a house in Jindalee Avenue about 9.20am on May 17.
According to police, during a search, police found a white parcel in a pocket in his pants and while he was being escorted out of the house police were handed a black bag that Edwards said was his.
Police opened the white package at the police station and discovered it contained the fingers of white latex gloves, which were wrapped around three modified capped syringes and a flat package that contained 16 orange paper squares within layers of glad wrap.
I have to do something about your drugs Mr Edwards, it's not doing you any good, it's not doing your family good, the only people it's doing good are the criminals who are your drug dealers.Magistrate David Day
Laboratory analysis of the paper squares determined that they were impregnated with the opioid drug burprenorphine.
Inside the black bag was an electronic car key for a Volkswagen and when the car's owner was tracked down he said one of the keys was missing.
Edwards appeared before magistrate David Day in court via audio visual link because he was previously refused bail for another matter.
"I have to do something about your drugs Mr Edwards, it's not doing you any good, it's not doing your family good, the only people it's doing good are the criminals who are your drug dealers," Mr Day said.
Mr Day gave Edwards a 12-month community correction order for possession of a prohibited drug and he gave him another 12-month community correction order for possession of the car key.
The orders will require Edwards to attend rehabilitation and treatment programs.
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