Drug offender told ‘they will screw up your life’
A REPEAT drug user brought before the Gayndah Magistrates Court on February 7 received a stern lecture from the magistrate.
Alan James Glen Collins, 25, was charged with and pleaded guilty to one count of possessing dangerous drugs and two counts of possessing utensils used to consume illegal substances.
Police prosecutor Louese McConnell described the offences.
“At 1:40pm on the 19th of September 2019, police executed a search warrant.
“The defendant immediately removed two clear, sealed bags from his right pocket. When asked, he admitted that the contents were cannabis.
“He also admitted to having further cannabis in the house, a grinder and a bong in a drawer in the kitchen. The weight was approximately two grams.” Collins was previously convicted of drug offences in 2014 and 2016.
Magistrate Terry Duroux told the accused to give up the habit.
“Stay away from drugs sir. They will screw up your life.”
A conviction was recorded and the defendant was fined $900.