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Former Home and Away actor learns fate over Byron Bay drugs charges

A former reality TV star will not go to jail for her admission of drug delivery in northern New South Wales.

In Byron Bay, Putu Sugiarta Winchester-Stanton, 44, entered a guilty plea to a single count of cocaine supply.

He received an 18-month Intensive Corrections Order on Thursday at the Downing Centre District Court.

The former actor, who starred in films such as Heartbreak High, Water Rats, and Home and Away in the late 1990s and early 2000s, will be bound by the terms of the order as usual.

Being well-behaved and not facing any additional charges are among these requirements.

Winchester-Stanton was additionally ordered by Judge Warwick Hunt to refrain from using illegal substances.

Judge Hunt stated he did not sentence Winchester-Stanton to a jail time because he has demonstrated remorse and is now leading a law-abiding life, even though he acknowledged the “prevalence and mischief” of drug supply in the community and the significance of general deterrence.

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The 44-year-old has good chances of recovering, Judge Hunt said, and he has taken ownership of his acts.

Judge Hunt noted that although he had previously been convicted of counts like as petty possession and drunk driving, this did not serve to increase the severity of his sentence.

Winchester-Stanton has completed a 12-month rehabilitation programme after being charged, and she currently holds a job and pro-social relationships.

Given his commitment to his rehabilitation and his current great chances for recovery, Judge Hunt concluded that, “on the balance of probabilities,” the defendant is sincerely regretful and wise. He is also unlikely to commit another crime.

Judge Hunt stated he did not sentence Winchester-Stanton to a jail time because he has demonstrated remorse and is now leading a law-abiding life, even though he acknowledged the “prevalence and mischief” of drug supply in the community and the significance of general deterrence.

The 44-year-old has good chances of recovering, Judge Hunt said, and he has taken ownership of his acts.

Judge Hunt noted that although he had previously been convicted of counts like as petty possession and drunk driving, this did not serve to increase the severity of his sentence.

Winchester-Stanton has completed a 12-month rehabilitation programme after being charged, and she currently holds a job and pro-social relationships.

Given his commitment to his rehabilitation and his current great chances for recovery, Judge Hunt concluded that, “on the balance of probabilities,” the defendant is sincerely regretful and wise. He is also unlikely to commit another crime.

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