The man was warned to stay away from the drug or face a jail sentence.
The man was warned to stay away from the drug or face a jail sentence.

Harlaxton man given last chance to stay out of jail

HARLAXTON man Michael Patrick Higgins has been warned he's getting closer to the jail door if he didn't stop his drug use.

The 29-year-old was on probation for drug offences when police arrived at his Harlaxton residence about 6.40pm on November 20.

A search of the house found small amounts of cannabis but in the backyard police found eight cannabis plants growing, each about 120mm, Toowoomba Magistrates Court heard.

Higgins admitted all items found were his for his own personal use, police prosecutor Rowan Brewster-Webb said.

Higgins pleaded guilty to producing and possessing cannabis and to having drug related utensils as well as to driving with cannabis in his system on the Warrego Highway at Withcott on October 18.

Magistrate Graham Lee sentenced Higgins to four months in jail but suspended the term for 18 months, placed him on 18 months probation and disqualified him from driving for seven months.



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