A magistrate has told a young Albury man who resisted police efforts to search him for drugs to "pull your head in" and "grow up".
Miranda Moody was scathing of Jack Elphick's behaviour in his dealings with police who attended his East Albury home.
They went to the address on January 27 about 2.15pm to arrest him over an outstanding Victorian arrest warrant issued several years earlier.
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Elphick, 25, was co-operative at first, but his mood changed as soon as he was told he was going to be searched.
He had his hands cuffed behind him but still tried to recover something from a pocket.
The officers told him to get his hand out of the pocket, Albury Local Court has heard, but he refused.
In resisting police, he fell to the ground with the officers.
Elphick managed to remove two small zip-lock bags, each containing a "crystalline substance", that he then threw away.
One bag had 0.38 grams of methamphetamine and the second, a further 0.13 grams.
"Well, it was a stupid way to behave," Ms Moody told Elphick.
"Police had a right to see what you've got there.
"You need to pull your head in. You've got to behave yourself and stop carrying on like this."
Elphick, who pleaded guilty to resisting police and possessing a prohibited drug, claimed he was no longer using and that the drugs had been given to him by a mate.
He was convicted, placed on a 12-month conditional release order and fined $400.
"As I said, grow up," Ms Moody said.
"Don't breach the order, get on with your life."
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