A MAN is under house arrest at night after being convicted of dishonesty and drugs offences.
James Warburton walked away with plastic storage boxes on display outside the town’s Factory Shop on 9th August.
The following day, he was seen trying to sell a stolen satellite navigation system outside One Stop Shop in Carr Vale.
He was later found to be carrying a small amount of amphetamine, the court was told.
Unemployed Warburton (25), of Charlesworth Street, Carr Vale, admitted charges of theft and possessing amphetamine. He asked for an offence of handling stolen goods to be considered.
He was given a two-month 10pm-7am curfew, a one-year probation supervision order, with £36 compensation to Factory Shop.
The court was told he was jailed for 14 weeks in April for breaching a community sentence.
“He is trying to turn his life around since being released from prison,” said Matt Evans, for Warburton.
Probation officer Jerry Starnes said Warburton sold the boxes to buy food and pay a bill. His amphetamine use was under control and he was on a methadone programme intended to keep him off heroin, added Mr Starnes.