The law keeps catching up with this Gladstone man.
The law keeps catching up with this Gladstone man.

Young Gladstone man keeps reoffending

A YOUNG Gladstone man has found himself in trouble with the courts once again after offending multiple times in recent months.

Connor Benjamin West-Van Bergen was dealt with in July for possessing dangerous drugs, four days after being sentenced to drug diversion.

Just a month later on August 24, West-Van Bergen was intercepted by police, where during a search they found white squares wrapped in foil with pictures on them consistent with LSD.

The 20-year-old told police he didn’t know what the property in question was.

West-Van Bergen pleaded guilty in Gladstone Magistrates Court on Monday to drug possession.

Defence lawyer Bianca Wierland told the court the drugs had been in West-Van Bergen’s wallet for ages and he had forgotten they were in there.

She said he was remorseful for his actions.

Magistrate Bevan Manthey noted West-Van Bergen’s recent appearances where he’d received a fine and a good behaviour bond.

Mr Manthey sentenced him to 12 months’ probation. No conviction was recorded.

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