Court waits on proof of rehab

A MAN caught with a haul of cannabis needs to get some more “runs on the board” to show he’s changing his ways, a court has heard.

Kayne Adams, 32, of Salisbury, was arrested in Mildura on April 14 after the car he was travelling in was intercepted by police.

After noticing a strong smell of cannabis, police searched the car and found 1.3kg of the drug – with a street value of $32,500 – the court previously heard.

Adams had five phones in his possession at the time, but they were later returned to his family, the court heard. 

He was initally refused bail by a magistrate, over fears he would flee to South Australia, but later bailed to live with his mother in Mildura.

The Koori Magistrates’ Court heard Adams had made some steps towards engaging with services but needed to “get some runs on the board”.

Adams had not been able to provide drug screens, which the court had asked he complete at his previous appearance. 

Aboriginal elders and the magistrate told Adams he needed to start following through more, being told he was accused of “pretty serious stuff”. 

The court heard Adams was battling significant drug and gambling addictions.

“We don’t expect miracles, what we expect is evidence of things off the ground,” magistrate Felicity Broughton said. His sentencing was adjourned to continue his rehabilitation. 

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