Aaron Norman Roe charged for meth possession, driving with suspended licence

A man convicted over drug, driving, and stolen property offences will remain in prison for an extended period of time. 

Aaron Norman Roe faced Bunbury Magistrates Court via video link from Bunbury Regional Prison on Thursday, February 28. 

Roe chose to represent himself in court.  

He pleaded guilty to one count of beaching bail, one of driving with a suspended licence, one of obstructing police officers, one of possessing methamphetamine, one of possessing a prohibited drug, and one of possessing drug paraphernalia. 

Roe also admitted to possessing stolen/unlawfully obtained property, after police uncovered $9,500 - $10,500 at his home.

Police called for the money to be forfeited. 

The police prosecutor told the court that officers attended Roe's address in Withers on Saturday, April 7, 2018. 

Whilst standing in front of his neighbour's property, Roe became verbally abusive towards the officers in attendance. 

Police then walked towards Roe, before he removed a small clipseal bag from his pants and threw it onto his front lawn. 

Roe showed resistance whilst being handcuffed and led towards the police van. 

After being placed inside the van, he then repeatedly kicked out his legs. 

Officers caught Roe driving with a suspended licence on Bussell Highway, Gelorup in June 2018. 

At the scene, Roe told police he had "just had his car fixed" and "needed to try it out". 

Officers attended his Withers residence at 6.40am on Saturday, December 15, 2018. 

Police found two clipseal bags during their search, adding up to 0.88g of meth overall. 

The court heard Roe had recently begun a term of imprisonment. 

Magistrate Evan Shackleton said there was no reason to add more jail time to Roe's current 42 month sentence.  

Roe received a concurrent prison sentence and a cumulative nine-month licence disqualification. 

He was made eligible for parole. 

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