A Warrnambool ice dealer with a violent history is expecting to face deportation back to New Zealand after being jailed for another six months.
Shane Northcott, 37, of Merrivale Drive, pleaded guilty in the Warrnambool Magistrate Court to a range of drug, driving and dishonesty offences.
Those charges included trafficking methamphetamine, reckless conduct endangering serious injury, failing to stop when requested by police, unlicensed driving, possessing cannabis, possessing the proceeds of crime and two counts of handling stolen goods.
Northcott has been a Warrnambool court regular in the past couple of years and served 10 months in prison before this week's hearing.
His new six month sentence takes him past the benchmark of 12 months imprisonment, which will prompt an immigration review of him being able to stay in Australia.
Northcott was seen by police about noon on October 17 last year in west Warrnambool driving a blue Ford Territory with stolen South Australian number plates.
Police attempted to intercept Northcott but he accelerated away and dumped his car in Menzies Street.
The car rolled back onto the road and Northcott's mobile phone and identification was found in the vehicle.
Messages on the phone related to drug trafficking.
Police then searched a Merrivale Drive property where they found stolen goods.
Northcott was arrested on November 7 and found with $450 cash and more messages related to drug trafficking.
He denied driving, said the phone was not his although he had been using it, and claimed other people had access to his social media.
His lawyer claimed this week that Northcott was now in a precarious position and faced deportation.
Magistrate Franz Holzer gave Northcott a sentence indication of a six month jail term, with a driver's licence cancellation and a $300 fine.
Northcott accepted the indication and the magistrate said he would have jailed the defendant for 14 months if he had contested the charges and been found guilty.
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