A man who stole condoms, aftershave and perfume has been given a one year conditional discharge, Ballymena Magistrates Court heard.
Daniel Gibson (22), whose address was given as Warren Grove in Belfast’s Braniel area, took the items, worth £35, in September 2014.
He had previously failed to turn up at court and an arrest warrant had been issued.
A prosecutor said the defendant told police he had woken up on the morning of the thefts with no money and had gone out with the intention to steal “to feed his habit”.
Defence barrister Stephen Law said at the time his client had been involved with “legal highs”.