A man who only started to take drugs in his mid-forties stole to fund his habit.
Paul Scullion got the taste for drugs while he was serving a prison sentence and took them because he was bored a judge was told.
Scullion, 52, of Coop Street, Blackpool, pleaded guilty to theft.
He was sentenced to 12 months supervision with nine months drugs rehabilitation and ordered to pay £46 compensation with £85 costs plus £60 victims’ surcharge by District Judge Huw Edwards sitting at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court.
Allan Cobain, defending, said: “Blackpool sadly has a reputation for being a bit of a hot-spot for drugs. Temptation was put in his way and he started taking them again.”