Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Ice Addiction Drove Young Dad to Crime

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Ice Addiction Drove Young Dad to Crime

Article excerpt

Byline: Peter Hardwick peter.hardwick@thechronicle.com.au

ICE addiction was to blame for a father of two's nine months of offending, Toowoomba Magistrates Court heard.

Dean Edward Charles Cubby said ice use was prevalent in Toowoomba, his solicitor Kevin Rose told the court.

His client instructed that he wanted to get off the drug but he believed he would have to leave Toowoomba to get away from drug-using associates to do any rehabilitation, he said.

Cubby had only a minor criminal history arising from street offences before his marriage broke up nine months ago and he had turned to drugs for solace, Mr Rose said.

Ice addiction soon had him on the trail of offending and the 27-year-old was placed on two years probation after pleading guilty in the same court early this year to a string of drug-related offences.

A police search of his Jellicoe St home on Monday had found a shortened .22 calibre rifle and a sawn-off shotgun both of which had a live round in the chamber, police prosecutor Tim Hutton told the court. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.