Teen fined on sup­ply charge

18-year-old on re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion mis­sion

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS - Tobi Lof­tus tobi.lof­tus@cnbtimes.com.au

LUKE An­thony Briskey has said he wanted to turn his life around and be a role model to his younger sib­lings after he was sen­tenced for sev­eral drug of­fences.

The 18-year-old youth faced Gayn­dah Mag­is­trates Court on Thurs­day on charges of sup­ply­ing a dan­ger­ous drug, drug pos­ses­sion, uten­sil pos­ses­sion and pos­ses­sion of prop­erty sus­pected of hav­ing been used in con­nec­tion with the com­mis­sion of a drug of­fence.

Briskey pleaded guilty to all charges.

Po­lice pros­ecu­tor Sergeant Greg Kaper­nick told the court po­lice searched Briskey’s Queen St ad­dress on Au­gust 11.

“Upon ar­rival po­lice en­tered the lounge room and found a large amount of drug para­pher­na­lia on a cof­fee ta­ble,” Sgt Kaper­nick said.

“Two sealed bags of cannabis, three bongs that had been used... and a set of scales and a grinder.”

Sgt Kaper­nick said po­lice then lo­cated Briskey’s mo­bile phone, which led to the sup­ply charge.

“The de­tec­tive lo­cated a num­ber of text mes­sages from a per­son called Laurie,” Sgt Kaper­nick said.

The text mes­sages in­vited Laurie over to have some “yarmie” (cannabis).

Briskey’s lawyer Re­becca Shaw said her client lost his job as a fruit picker be­cause of the charges.

“Upon the charges be­ing re­solved, he wants to move to Toowoomba to live with his brother on a ranch,” Ms Shaw said.

“He wants to be­come ei­ther a me­chanic or youth worker to help chil­dren in sim­i­lar sit­u­a­tions.

“I’m in­structed that he has stopped all con­tact with his for­mer friends and is mak­ing a le­git­i­mate ef­fort to get rid of all drug temp­ta­tions.”

Mag­is­trate An­drew Hack­ett fined Briskey $1350, with no con­vic­tion recorded.

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