Drugs mother fined

Canning Times - - OPINION -

A 71-YEAR-OLD woman from Ken­wick has been fined af­ter plead­ing guilty to pos­ses­sion of cannabis she was hold­ing for her son.

When she ap­peared in Ar­madale Mag­is­trates Court on Tues­day, her de­fence lawyer said the woman was hold­ing the drugs for her son, who had fallen three storeys from a build­ing in his 20s, re­sult­ing in se­vere in­juries.

The man was still on heavy med­i­ca­tion and used a wheel­chair and crutches. The woman’s lawyer said cannabis eased the man’s chronic pain.

The mag­is­trate said the mother had been put in a po­si­tion no mother wanted to be in and fined her $750.

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