A Melbourne man has moved to Albury to live in a caravan park in order to avoid full-time jail for supplying drugs at the Strawberry Fields music festival.
Kevin Clough's Victorian address meant he would not be eligible for home detention as part of an intensive corrections order, the Albury Local Court was told on Monday.
Magistrate Rodney Brender had suggested at a previous sentence hearing for Clough, who was supported on Monday by his parents, that seven months' home detention as a possible sentence for Clough.
But that had to be subject to a favourable report by NSW Community Corrections, which supervises such orders.
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Clough was arrested at the festival last November with a total of 14.2 grams of MDMA, or ecstasy.
Much of it was in powdered form.
He previously pleaded guilty to charges of supply a prohibited drug and possess a prohibited drug.
Clough's defence said it had not been easy for Clough, who was about to start a new job and who planned on going to university in Melbourne next year, to find accommodation.
To support his case for home detention, Clough provided copies of unsuccessful rental applications for houses and units in the Albury area.
In the end, he had to take a booking at a caravan park in order to meet his residential requirements.
It had also involved "significant costs" to relocate.
In sentencing Clough, Mr Brender pointed out there was a maximum 15-year jail term in a higher court for the supply prohibited drug, or up to two years in the Local Court.
He said the community expected dealing such a drug to be dealt with by the courts in a "serious fashion".
Mr Brender said that was especially in light of there having been deaths from using MDMA.
He also ordered Clough to complete 75 hours of unpaid community work.
"It's very postive that you have been able to find a job," he said.