A woman who was given a six-month Community Correction Order for possession of 1.2 grams of cannabis seeds and a 12-month CCO for possession of a counterfeit $50 note, impressed magistrate David Day with a letter she wrote from jail.
Stevie Louise Cock, 30, of Moad Street, has been in custody, for unrelated matters, since June 25 when she appeared via video link in court.
"I'm not sorry to have had this time to realise my mistakes," she wrote in her letter.
"If I was not pulled up for my wrongs now then later on down the track I could have maybe been in a much worse place in life, leaving me possibly in more trouble or even more so, quite possibly, seriously hurt or dead.
I am not saying sorry, instead I am here to say thank you.Stevie Cock
"I am not saying sorry, instead I am here to say thank you.
"It takes a lot bigger and more courageous person to to be saying thank you rather than to send out a fake apology," she wrote.
She was found in possession of the cannabis seeds and counterfeit note about 12.30am on June 11 after police were called when someone saw her enter an upstairs unit in Matthews Avenue by climbing from a chair onto a balcony and then jumping across to another balcony.
She told police she went inside to check on a friend but was searched and found in possession of the items.
"I saw it on the ground, I thought it was a $50 note," she said about the counterfeit money.
Mr Day also gave her a 12-month CCO and 12-month driving disqualification for driving while disqualified in Adina Crescent on February 14.
She was also given another 12-month CCO and 12-month disqualification for driving while disqualified on January 17, 2019, and the same penalty for for driving with methamphetamine in her system on the same date.
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