A WARNBRO man will serve one year in prison for making hashish and attempting to make methamphetamine.
Allan Geoffrey Moir-Jansen was sentenced in Perth District Court on July 29 where he pleaded guilty to manufacture of cannabis resin (hasish) and attempted manufacture of methamphetamine.
The prosecutor said police had attended an address in Warnbro on an unrelated matter but while at the address noticed several suspicious items in the backyard on May 1, 2015.
They then declared the premises a protected forensic area and issued a search warrant for the rear of the property.
Moir-Jansen was not present at the time the officers attended the home.
In a shed in the back yard they found an electric blender with cannabis in it, glass jars, solvents, filter papers and butane gas cartridges.
Forensic chemists also attended and confirmed the items were used to make the resin.
Also in the shed police found mortar and pestles, glass jars, plastic tubing and a combination of chemicals and items used to make methamphetamine.
The latter was also confirmed by the forensic chemists for such a use.
Moir-Jansen later voluntarily handed himself into police on May 6, 2015 where he made some admissions to the incident.
However, he denied attempting to make methamphetamine.
Both offences carry a maximum penalty of $100,000 or 25 years in prison .
Judge Bruce James Hamilton Goetze said the 35-year-old had used cannabis to alleviate the pain from his scoliosis.
“I’ve mentioned the scoliosis,” he said.
“You are attempting to go off illicit drugs.
“The pre-sentence report tells me that you need treatment for your illicit drug use, your depression and poor coping skills.
“What I have to remember, though, is that you need to be punished for your offending. I need to personally deter you from offending, and I need also to send a message to the wider community that if they engage in this kind of his kind of activity, they can expect severe penalties.”
He accepted the cannabis was for Moir-Jansen’s personal use.
“The methylamphetamine was intended to be for your wife’s use. You weren’t engaged in a commercial operation,” he said.
“Aggravating your offending, though, is the fact that you were on bail for an offence of attempting to manufacture methylamphetamine from February 2015.”
He said he had shown remorse by pleading guilty and co-operating with police.
“I accept that you are genuinely remorseful for your offending, and you’ve taken steps to rehabilitate yourself by engaging in counselling a year after you were arrested.
“I can have regard to your desire to rehabilitate yourself, versus the need for retribution, and to benefit you. That will flow through to your family and through to the wider community, so there’s a positive there.”
Judge Goetze sentenced him to two years for the attempted methamphetamine production and one year for the cannabis resin production with the terms to be served concurrently.
Moir-Jansen will be eligible for parole in one year.