Drug of­fender told ‘they will screw up your life’

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

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.

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