Colin David Ingram placed on 12-month intensive corrections order

A FORMER Shoalhaven man who pleaded guilty to a number of charges including possessing prohibited drugs, resisting arrest and shoplifting has been placed on an intensive corrections order instead of a full-time jail sentence.

Colin David Ingram, 45, of Blacktown in Sydney, pleaded guilty to 12 separate charges in Nowra Local Court on Monday.

The offences range from November 2016 through to January 25 this year and include six for possessing a prohibited drug, three for shoplifting, having goods in custody suspected of being stolen, resisting arrest and riding a bike without an approved helmet.

The court heard he was caught with two grams of cannabis in Nowra on November 18, 2016; 8g of cannabis and .8g of methylamphetamine or ice in Nowra on February 21 last year; 1.25g of cannabis on October 28;  3.3g of cannabis leaf and .67g of ice in Nowra on December 6.

Police said Ingram was caught in a number of locations in Nowra, including the general cemetery, on a pushbike in Bridge Road and another location in the CBD.

One of his shoplifting charges stemmed from the theft of 17 pairs of underwear from Best and Less in the Nowra CBD, valued at $354 on November 18 last year.

There were also instances of  stealing a loaf of bread and flavoured milk from Coles Nowra; and dried mango, salted caramel chocolate, a Turkish delight and Oak flavoured milk in Woolworths Nowra.

Magistrate Gabriel Fleming ordered he undertake an intensive corrections order for 12 months which includes community service.