Police seized $158,000 in cash, drugs, stun guns, and a cross bow in three separate raids on a northside drug dealer.
Officers first raided Adam Pearce, 35, in November, 2016, when he was living in Palmerston.
Police found four stun guns, a mini crossbow, and a canister of capsicum spray.
Pearce then moved to Franklin and was raided again in September, 2017.
On that occasion, investigator discovered $67,835 in cash, 279 grams of heroin, two laser pointers, and a knife.
Officers also noted evidence of drug use and trafficking, including clip seal bags, scales, and a money counter.
He was arrested and has been in jail since.
Police returned the following month to find $90,340, buried in a PVC pipe in the backyard.
Pearce pleaded guilty in the ACT Supreme Court to trafficking heroin, nine charges of possessing a prohibited weapon, and one count of dealing with the proceeds of crime.
Justice David Mossop last month jailed Pearce for 22 months and 15 days, with a non-parole period of 14 months.
The judge also fined the offender $4500.
The court heard Pearce had started using heroin at age 13 and, at the time of his arrest, had been using 3-4 grams of the drug each day.
He also used ice about twice a week.
The court heard his criminal history in Canberra started in 2002, and he has convictions for robbery, possessing prohibited substances, possessing firearms, and trafficking in heroin.
Pearce told the author of a pre-sentence report that he sold heroin to support his own and his partner's habits, had the weapons for protection, and did not know that laser pointers and crossbows were prohibited.
The court also heard that the offender he had started to address his substance abuse issues while in jail and appeared motivated to stay drug free after his release.
Justice Mossop, in handing down sentence, found the charges had been mid-range offences, although he noted there had been no evidence to explain the level of dangerousness of the weapons.
"The electrical discharge devices may deliver electrical shocks but there is no evidence, in the present case, as to whether they were operational and, if so, what discharge they could deliver," the judge said.
While Justice Mossop found Pearce and his partner had been significant heroin users, the judge said profit had also been a motivation.
"He appears to be a mid level dealer, dealing to support his and his own partner’s habits as well as to make a profit," the judge said.
"The accumulation of cash indicates that his activity went beyond what was necessary to support him and his partner's significant habits, but also generated a significant amount of profit.
"Whilst he was dealing, he rationalised his behaviour by telling himself that he would not sell to a new user and that if he did not sell to his customers, somebody else would."
The judge rejected defence submissions that any jail sentence could be served by way of an intensive correction order.
"I have allowed a somewhat shorter than usual non-parole period so as to permit a longer period of supervision on parole, because, it appears to me that the principal criminogenic factor is drug use and that, if that has been successfully addressed in prison or through residential rehabilitation on release, then there is a benefit in shortening the time to be served and lengthening the period on parole."
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