Man fined over drugs, weapons

CANNABIS AND KNIVES FOUND IN CAR

Comment News (Armadale) - - News -

A MAN has been fined af­ter a po­lice search un­cov­ered cannabis and pro­hib­ited weapons in his car and home in Gos­nells ear­lier this year.

Ar­madale Mag­is­trates Court heard the case on Tues­day morn­ing, with the man fac­ing two charges of pos­sess­ing a pro­hib­ited drug and four charges of pos­sess­ing a pro­hib­ited weapon.

The po­lice prose­cu­tor said the ac­cused was stopped in a carpark in Gos­nells in Jan­uary, where he was found to have 14g of cannabis, other por­tions of cannabis of un­der a gram, smok­ing equip­ment with traces of methy­lam­phetamine, and a spring-as­sisted flick knife.

There was also an ex­tend­able baton hid­den in the car and a credit card knife con­cealed in the man’s wal­let.

The next day po­lice searched the man’s house, where they also found a spring-loaded knife.

The man was fined $1000 plus costs by the mag­is­trate, who recog­nised the man’s early guilty pleas and hard work put into a re­hab pro­gram.

The mag­is­trate said the man did not de­serve his ad­dic­tion and com­mended the work he had put in to walk­ing away from what was in his past.

The man will face more charges from the po­lice searches re­lat­ing to sell and sup­ply soon in the district court.

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