‘Significant amount’ of contraband
A MIDGE Point man who was found with what Proserpine magistrate Haydn Stjernqvist referred to as “a significant amount of contraband”, has been placed on probation for the next 12 months.
Steven Boyd Ward attended the Proserpine Magistrate’s Court on Monday and pleaded guilty to two counts of possessing drugs and one each of producing drugs, possessing restricted drugs and possessing utensils and items used in the commission of crime. At 7.55am on October 8, police executed a search warrant at Ward’s Midge Point address, where 186.6g of cannabis and three, 10cm tall cannabis plants were found.
Police prosecutor Elizabeth Smith said the plants were growing in the yard and the cannabis was separated into clip seal bags in Ward’s bedroom.
An electric and manual grinder, both containing cannabis residue, a glass pipe and 0.4g of methyl amphetamine were also found, along with four, 25mg capsules of a restricted drug used as an antihistamine and with “strong sedative properties”.
Duty lawyer Sherrie Meade said the 33-year-old freely admitted drugs weren’t going to do anything for him.
Despite making the probation order, magistrate Haydn Stjernqvist chose not to record convictions. He also ordered that a small silver tin, with sentimental value, be returned to Ward.