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Police were conducting patrols of a known drug hotspot in Hoddle Avenue, Bradbury, when they spotted the defendant’s car reversing out of the property.

The 30-year-old spotting the police car and tried to run back into the home but the front door was locked, Campbelltown Local Court heard.

The two officers noticed that the man appeared to be nervous and was continually readjusting his underpants when he was strip searched.

The defendant was asked to drop whatever he had in left hand, but police say he instead lunged at one of the officers.

During a wrestle, the man elbowed one of the officers in the left brow causing it to bleed.

He was arrested after capsicum spray was used.

Police seized one plastic bag containing 5 grams of methamphetamine and found $3000 in Franklin’s wallet.

He was charged with a number of offences including supply prohibited drug, assault police officer causing actual bodily harm, resist officer, possess prohibited drug and drive whilst disqualified.

During sentencing, the court heard the man was found guilty of the supply charge, and had pleaded guilty to the other charges.

His lawyer said that the defendant had spent three months in custody for the offences, before he was given bail and had essentially been on house arrest ever since.

He also said the defendant showed immediate remorse following the incident.

The court heard the defendant, who works as an electrician, has a lengthy criminal history and has spent time in prison previously on drug charges.

Magistrate George Breton warned the defendant he is ‘skating on thin ice’ and should use the opportunity ‘to make a drastic change in his life.’

He was handed a two-year Intensive Corrections Order and ordered to perform 200 hours of community service.

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