Woman (71) in drug fine

Comment News (Armadale) - - News -

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

Po­lice said the woman’s house was raided in April and cannabis found in a cof­fee jar and other con­tain­ers.

She was charged with pos­ses­sion of pro­hib­ited drugs with in­tent to sell or sup­ply.

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

The lawyer said her son was on heavy med­i­ca­tion, used a wheel­chair and crutches, and cannabis eased chronic pain.

Af­ter the man had dif­fi­cul­ties with peo­ple tak­ing the drugs from his house in his in­valid state, he stored the cannabis at his mother’s house.

Her lawyer said the mother wanted to help her son with his 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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