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.



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