A man dodged a court order after disappearing for two years, Lincoln Crown Court was told.
Leom Day was given 100 hours of unpaid work back in 2012 as part of a community order imposed for possession of cannabis with intent to supply.
Mark Achurch, prosecuting, said Day failed to turn up for supervision sessions on 5 and 12 April 2012.
His last contact with the probation service was later in the same month before he disappeared after telling his probation officer he was moving to live in Lincoln with a girlfriend.
A warrant was issued for his arrest and he was eventually detained by police last month.
Mr Achurch said “At the time he went absent he had completed 29 hours out of the 100 hours of the order. He had only attended three supervision sessions and no specific work had been undertaken with him.”
Day ,30, now of Moor Road, North Owersby, admitted breach of a community order.
Michael Cranmer-Brown, defending, said Day had turned his life around in the interim period. He said Day now has a job but buried his head in the sand rather than face up to the issue.
Day was given a three month jail sentence suspended for six months and ordered to carry out 71 hours of unpaid work. He was also ordered to pay £150 prosecution costs.
His original unpaid work order was revoked.
Recorder Steven Evans told him “You effectively have gone underground for a significant period of time. I have read a glowing report that sets out the change in your life. I hope that continues.”