30 Nov 2012

Long hard road ahead, judge tells addict

3:53 pm on 30 November 2012

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.