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Man on 56 offences walks from court with no convictions recorded

A TOOWOOMBA man who pleaded guilty to a total 56 offences has walked from the city’s Magistrates Court with no convictions recorded.

Jai Gordon Dennison had no criminal history at all and had co-operated with police, the court heard.

Police prosecutor Julia Wheaton told the court the 26-year-old had been “quite candid” in telling police he had been supplying small amounts of cannabis to family members and friends for 12 months.

“He told police he uses (cannabis) daily,” Senior Constable Wheaton said.

Dennison pleaded guilty to 51 counts of supplying cannabis, and to one each of possessing four pipes for smoking the drug, possessing anything for use in a crime, receiving tainted property (a road sign) and contravening a police direction.

His solicitor Brad Skuse, of David Burns Lawyers, told the court his client had been a heavy user of cannabis over the offending period due to a number of stresses.

His client accepted he needed help in getting away from the drug and would consent to a lengthy period of probation, Mr Skuse submitted.

Magistrate Graham Lee noted Dennison had no previous criminal history and had co-operated with police and placed him on two years probation, fined him $500 but ordered the convictions not be recorded.

Originally published as Man on 56 offences walks from court with no convictions recorded