Teen fined on supply charge
18-year-old on rehabilitation mission
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.