Magistrate warns of drug danger
ON September 16, 2018, a man was travelling west along Maroondah Highway when he was pulled over by police.
The accused produced his licence, and upon request shortly after, he gave an oral fluid sample.
The results came back showing that he had recently consumed amphetamine.
The man confessed to having used the drug a day earlier.
It was also alleged that the man was a past ice user, back in 2017.
“Get off it,” Magistrate John Murphy said, referring not only to the man but also to the members of the public in the courthouse.
“I can’t emphasise it enough – it’s a societal issue, and it doesn’t discriminate victims.”
The man received a $750 fine, along with a statutory cost of $842 and a licence suspension for 12 months.