A district court judge has told a Wellington man he has the mental calibre to beat his addiction, but doing so will be a long, hard road.
Judge Bruce Davidson made the comment as he jailed Geoffrey Hooper for 3 years and 3 months on several charges, including conspiracy to supply methamphetamine and breach of parole conditions.
Geoffrey Hooper made six methamphetamine sales over two weeks in March this year, with a value of between $2000 and $4500.
He also made seven other offers to supply the drug.
Judge Bruce Davidson said Hooper's probation officer was skeptical about his plan to seek addiction treatment, but a drug and alcohol counsellor took a more positive view and the judge agreed with that.
He also ordered Hooper to forfeit $1387 in cash.