Drug tests for skip­per

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

A 52-YEAR-OLD fe­male boat skip­per has been told by Proser­pine Mag­is­trate Haydn St­jern­qvist she has “is­sues” in re­la­tion to drugs.

In court on Mon­day, Ta­nia Karen Hor­ley pleaded guilty to pos­sess­ing metham­phetamine, cannabis, dig­i­tal scales and a knife in a public place.

On April 26 at 11.45pm, Bowen po­lice at­tended the Shell ser­vice sta­tion in re­la­tion to a sus­pect white util­ity parked out­side.

Hor­ley’s ve­hi­cle was searched, with a red bag, set of elec­tronic scales and two clip-seal bags, each con­tain­ing 2.4g of a crys­tal sub­stance found.

On May 12 at 7.45pm, Hor­ley’s Can­non­vale apart­ment was searched. Here po­lice found a large ma­chete in a car, a fish­ing knife un­der the car seat, a back­pack, dig­i­tal scales, a brown pa­per bag con­tain­ing 2.1g of cannabis, two pieces of foil con­tain­ing 2.8 and 2.6g of cannabis and a plas­tic con­tainer hold­ing 10 clip seal bags of a crys­tal-like sub­stance, each weigh­ing 0.1g.

Hor­ley was placed on pro­ba­tion for two years with a con­di­tion about drug testing at­tached.

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