A MUM-OF-FIVE ice trafficker has been put on another community corrections order, but warned "dirty" drug screens would only lead to jail.
Carmen Azzopardi, 46, of Churchill Street, Warrnambool, appeared in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court for sentencing on Friday charged with trafficking ice and cannabis and possessing cannabis.
She was convicted, fined $400 and placed on a 12-month CCO with conditions she do 150 hours of community work and undertake assessment, treatment, rehabilitation and programs to address her drug issues.
Azzopardi has regularly attended court in recent months as her drug screens were monitored before sentencing was finalised.
Defence counsel Michele Downs said that her client was already doing 111 hours of community work to cut out fines, but was on light duties due to physical restrictions.
Magistrate Vynthia Toose said the option was simple - more community work as part of a CCO or imprisonment.
"You have been given every opportunity to be drug free," the magistrate said, noting that Azzopardi's drug screen were now ice free and her cannabis levels were greatly reduced.
"You are now in a very different position, but anyone who conducts themselves as you did - trafficking drugs - can ordinarily expect to be imprisoned," she said, adding that Azzopardi now had some runs on the board.
The magistrate said that if Azzopardi continued to use drugs she would return dirty drug screen, she would breach her CCO and inevitably be sent to prison.
Ms Downs said previously her client was in an ongoing cycle, she had sorted out accommodation but ongoing personal issues prompted drug use and the negative screens.
In October last year Azzopardi again pleaded guilty to trafficking both cannabis and ice.
Police said that on July 14 last year officers executed a search warrant at Azzopardi's caravan which was parked on a Churchill Street property.
In the van there was 28 grams of cannabis in a container.
On her mobile phone there was evidence of drug trafficking through Facebook messages.
There were the names of seven people who had been involved in trying to buy drugs from Azzopardi.
When questioned she denied trafficking drugs and said the cannabis found by police was for her own use.
She has a history of dealing drugs and getting caught.