A man once described as an aspiring ‘Nike bikie’ who showed off his diamonds, motorcycles, jet-skis and fast cars has been released on parole.
Jon Pierre Kairouz, 35, faced Brisbane Supreme Court on Friday charged with possessing drugs.
The former Warwick man known for his flashy lifestyle faced the drug charges after police stopped him at a random breath test in Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast, the Tweed Daily News reported.
Justice Martin Burns told the court Kairouz became ‘animated’ and his female passenger was not wearing a seatbelt.
According to Tweed Daily News, this is not the first time Kairouz was caught up with the law as he was caught in a high-profile police raid by Taskforce Maxima.
Footage of police storming his apartment was released by police who allege they seized drugs and cash with some hidden in new pairs of new Nike shoes.
He pleaded guilty in 2016 for possessing cocaine, testosterone and diazepam, as well as having a pair of locking handcuffs which he allegedly bought from a sex shop.
Justice Burns told Kairouz he had performed well on probation after being sentenced to 18 month’s probation.
The supreme court was given positive references about Kairouz for his sentencing on Friday with Justice Burns saying a lot of people are saying good things about him.
He continued by mentioning that after Kairouz moved to the Gold Coast, recreational drugs became a problem causing him to have a substantial addiction.
The court also heard Kairouz had worked hard to stay off drugs and was warned if he slips back into his old habits, he will be sent straight to jail.
He was sentenced to 18 months’ jail, but released on parole immediately.