Defendant fined for string of six crimes
JAZAMAINE Evelyn O’Neill has received a $1000 fine after pleading guilty to a string of six offences in the Mareeba Magistrates Court.
The 27-year-old pleaded guilty to four drug related charges as well as one count each of fail to comply with noise abatement direction and contravene direction or requirement of police.
On September 18, police attended a domestic disturbance at a home on Ward Street, Mareeba. Police found three homemade bongs and cone pieces around the home.
Prosecutor Sergeant Karen Equinox told the court O’Neill made admissions to making the utensils and told police she used them to smoke cannabis.
On November 4, police issued O’Neill with a noise abatement direction for 96 hours due to excessive stereo noise. O’Neill failed to comply and police attended the residence again a short time later.
Sgt Equinox said police conducted a breath test as they noticed a strong smell of liquor coming from O’Neill. She returned a blood alcohol concentration of 0.266 per cent.
On December 16, police conducted a search warrant at O’Neill’s home and found a bong on the kitchen table.
After further searching the home, police returned to find the bong had been removed.
O’Neill told police she had hid the bong and removed it from her shirt.
She was further charged on that day after failing to comply with a request to supply identified particulars notice.
On December 18, police attended a home on Ward Street and asked O’Neill if she had dangerous drugs to declare.
Sgt Equinox said police could smell cannabis in the home and O’Neill then declared “she smoked cannabis prior to police arrival”.
Police found bongs, cone pieces and a bowl with green leafy material, which weighed less than one gram.
She told police she bought the cannabis for her own use.