Sanctuary Point man sentenced to two years’ community service

A 20-year-old Sanctuary Point man found guilty of seven drug related charges has been given a two-year aggregate sentence.

But Michael William Romeo Watts won’t spend his time in a jail cell; instead, he will spend two years working in the local community.

Romeo Watts faced three charges of possessing prohibited drugs, two counts of supplying prohibited drugs, cultivating prohibited plants and dealing with property suspected to be the proceeds of crime before Judge Michael King in the Downing Centre District Court, Sydney.

Court papers stated Romeo Watts was found between 8.40am and 9.30am on January 18 last year at Sanctuary Point with cannabis plants, 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine or MDMA, three cannabis seeds, cannabis leaf and resin and $1745 in cash.

Judge King sentenced Romeo Watts to a two-year aggregate jail term but ordered he serve it by the way of community service.