Police stop rider from relapse
A MAN was saved from a heroin-addiction relapse when police stopped him for riding a bicycle without a helmet, his lawyer said.
Police searched Michael Jason Insch, 29, on January 18 and found a white rock, weighing one gram, which he said was heroin.
Ipswich Magistrates Court heard Insch had bought the drugs for $400. He pleaded guilty to possessing dangerous drugs and was fined $300.
No conviction was recorded.
Lawyer Shay Duce said her client had successfully finished a methadone program and no longer had a heroin addiction.
She said he bought the drugs on January 18 because it was the 15th anniversary of his mother’s death.