Fire­works stash lands man in court

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

A MAN who was caught with what mag­is­trate Haydn St­jern­qvist de­scribed as “quite a stash” of fire­works, found him­self in the Proser­pine Mag­is­trate’s Court on Mon­day.

Daniel An­thony Collins was brought to court in po­lice cus­tody charged with pos­sess­ing ex­plo­sives.

Po­lice pros­e­cu­tor Sergeant Re­becca Mc­Don­ald said po­lice ex­e­cuted a search war­rant at Collins’ Can­non­vale home on November 5 find­ing one pin wheel, three flam­ing balls, 20 smoke crack­ers, 20 thun­der claps and 108 whistling moons. Sgt Mc­Don­ald said noone was home at the time of the search but Collins vol­un­tar­ily at­tended the po­lice sta­tion on November 7 and ad­mit­ted the fire­works were his.

The 32-year-old said he bought them from a mate at the pub. He re­ceived a $440 fine but no con­vic­tion was recorded for the of­fence.

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