Busted with drugs
A JUBILEE Pocket man has received an extended prison term after pleading guilty to multiple drug charges in court on Monday.
The court heard how on April 21 at 5.05pm, police stopped Steven Frederick Lawler, 41, and another man while they were leaving a Jubilee Pocket home.
Prosecutor Bernhard Berger said officers found a number of MDMA caps on the pair, leaving them with enough reason to search the home.
Lawler informed officers of drugs and utensils inside.
Upon inspection of the home, officers found marijuana and a pipe inside a black case, straws modified as scoops, pipes, a small treasure chest containing 2.7g of marijuana, six blue tablets allegedly Viagra, one orange tablet allegedly Valium and a clip seal bag containing 0.1g of ice.
Lawler admitted to not having a prescription for Valium or Viagra as well as to using the drug utensils and taking ice, to which he said he was addicted.
On April 30 at 6.35pm, Lawler and another man were confronted at a Cannonvale home, where another search was conducted.
Inside, officers found a glass pipe, more than 0.8g of meth, marijuana and Cialis, for which Lawler did not have a prescription.
Lawler said he knew what the Cialis was but it did not belong to him.
Duty lawyer Cleo Rewald said Lawler was cooperative with police on both occasions.
With respect to the charges on April 30, Ms Rewald said although he knew the drugs and utensils were in the home, they did not all belong to him.
Appearing via video link from prison, Lawler pleaded guilty and was sentenced to six months imprisonment, with 37 days declared served. A parole release date of July 28 was set.