Kingscliff man jailed for stealing pensioner card

A KINGSCLIFF man has been jailed for stealing a pensioner card and growing cannabis.

Dayne Aaron Willott, 34, from Yao St, appeared before Tweed Local Court on Monday via video link from Grafton Correctional Centre.

Willott, represented by Mulherin Phillip solicitors, pleaded guilty and was convicted of cultivating a prohibited plant, stolen goods in custody and two counts of possessing a prohibited plant.

This followed police discovering 100 cannabis plants at his home and two bags of cannabis during a February 3 raid.

Willott, who police say is unemployed and has few links to the community, was sentenced to seven months jail with no chance of parole until May 5.

He was also sentenced to one month jail for the theft of a NSW pensioner card and a $400 fine for both cannabis possession offences.

Documents were forwarded to Tweed Heads Court Magistrate Michael Dakin showing Willott has an extensive history of drug, traffic, personnel and domestic violence crimes and had previously missed court appearances.

The magistrate noted Willott's early plea would earn a reduction of 25% and said drug rehabilitation was needed due to long-standing drug addiction.

Willott's full cooperation with the police was also taken into consideration, clashing with the fact he was on a good behaviour bond at the time of his arrest.



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