Fined over chemicals
Man, 36, denies knowledge of having hydrochloric acid at his home
HE HAS an extensive criminal history but Shaun Glenn Brett says his last crime was not what it looked like.
When police searched his Maryborough home last year they found 35 items believed to be used to produce a dangerous drug.
Brett pleaded guilty in Maryborough Magistrates Court last week to two charges.
Among the seized items were chemicals, including hydrochloric acid.
Representing himself in front of Magistrate Ross Woodford, he told the court the items were not his and were left at the address by other people.
Brett, who has recently suffered third-degree burns on his face by a means that was not discussed in court, has a criminal history that spans eight pages.
That includes previous convictions for producing dangerous drugs.
He told the Chronicle outside court he thought the items, which led to his arrest, belonged to tradesmen.
“I think they were painters’ chemicals because they were in a painter’s bucket,” Brett said.
Brett said he was determined to leave his criminal past behind and now regularly volunteers to “repay to the community” and “redeem” himself.
He was fined $600.
I think they were painters’ chemicals because they were in a painter’s bucket.
— Shaun Brett
Shaun Glenn Brett, 36, outside Maryborough Magistrates Court.