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A 16-year-old girl addicted to the stimulant methamphetamine was sent to a treatment centre following her conviction for drug and weapons offences in Sarnia court.

The girl was convicted for the November possession of a prohibited weapon and methamphetamine, along with being unlawfully in a home and violating a curfew.1297309084691_ORIGINAL

The court was informed that the girl was in a rental property owned by her parents but without their consent.

At the time, she had a knife that was considered a prohibited weapon and methamphetamine. There was methamphetamine residue on a drug-smoking pipe and a bag.

Two weeks before the new offences she had been caught with methamphetamine and placed on probation.

It is a serious concern that somebody of her age is found twice with the drug within weeks, said federal prosecutor Michael Robb.

While in custody, the forced abstinence from the drug has improved her mentally and physically, said defence lawyer James Guggisberg.

It is unusual to see a person so young using methamphetamine that quickly leads to an all-consuming addiction, said Justice Mark Hornblower.

A probation officer said the girl is anxious for treatment, and admission to a long-term residential treatment centre for teens could be done quickly.

A six-month custody order was imposed by Hornblower, who said he did not believe treatment could be accomplished if she was released into the community.

The custody will be followed by a year’s probation when she must stay away from a 30-year-old man with whom she had a relationship.

The man, also a drug user, was recently been convicted of assaulting her during a confrontation at a fast-food restaurant.

In accordance with the Youth Criminal Justice Act, the teen’s identity cannot be published.







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