Drug-maker caught by police
A MAN serving a suspended jail sentence for producing dangerous drugs was caught again with drug-making equipment, a court heard.
Police went to Scott James Gemon’s Yamanto home on August 17 with a warrant for his arrest, and found him working under a vehicle in the yard.
Seeing the police, Gemon, 34, jumped a fence and ran away.
Ipswich Magistrates Court heard police had searched Gemon’s home and found chemicals and equipment used to produce amphetamines, including glassware, electrical tape, caustic soda and hydrochloric acid.
Gemon was found two hours later and charged with possessing material used in the production of dangerous drugs.
He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to six months jail.
Gemon will be eligible to apply for parole on February 24.
The court was told Gemon had previously been sentenced to a two-year suspended jail term for producing drugs.
Defence lawyer Amanda Robinson said her client had struggled with an addiction to illicit drugs for many years.
Ms Robinson said Gemon had fallen back into bad habits after his father became ill and his relationship broke down.