The son of Tasmanian independent senator Jacqui Lambie has received a suspended sentence for counterfeit money, drug and driving offences.
Dylan James Milverton, of Devonport, had pleaded guilty in the Magistrates Court in Burnie to four counts of uttering counterfeit money, two of driving while his licence was suspended and one of possessing a controlled plant or its products.
Magistrate Melanie Bartlett sentenced the 21-year-old to two months in prison, wholly suspended.
He was given 18 months’ probation and ordered to attend a residential drug rehabilitation program in Queensland.
Milverton was also ordered to pay court costs.
Earlier this month, the court heard Milverton tried to use fake $50 notes to buy goods from stores on the north-west coast.
His lawyer Glynn Williams told the court his client had a serious drug problem but had been accepted into a rehabilitation program.
Senator Lambie has previously spoken about her son’s ice addiction.