Drug charges

Police Briefs

A slate of drug charges were heard in Noosa Magistrates Court on Tuesday, with many defendants facing possible jail time.
Of the cases, a 34-year-old Kenilworth man was charged with possessing 16.3 grams of methamphetamines, but had his case adjourned until 8 August so that the methamphetamines’ purity could be tested.
A Cooroy man also faced court on four drug charges including two charges of possession of a dangerous drug, and one charge of supplying a dangerous drug.
The man, 23, pleaded guilty to possessing 21 grams of cannabis, destined for delivery to customers, and seven LSD tabs.
Before sentencing, Magistrate Simon Young said he hoped the offender had learnt drug possession and supply is unacceptable and warned the offender that he could face between three and 15 years jail. The man, who works in his family business, was sentenced to nine months’ probation and ordered to complete 150 hours of community service. No conviction was recorded.
Shortly after, a 44-year-old Cooran man was sentenced to three months jail, wholly suspended, after pleading guilty to drug possession.
The court heard police found six grams of cannabis in a lolly tin when they executed a search warrant on the man’s home.
The police also found 100 grams of cannabis and three grams of amphetamines concealed in a brick cavity in the man’s home.
The man was sentenced to three months jail, wholly suspended, for possession of cannabis and two months jail, also wholly suspended, for possession of amphetamines, to be served concurrently. The man was also fined $500.
Local police have been left shocked after numerous drivers were fined for using a mobile phone in a police blitz outside a school last week.
Over one morning, seven people were caught using a phone while driving within the designated school zone and have now been slogged with a $341 fine and three demerit points.
Noosa Heads Officer in Charge Senior Sergeant McReight said the number of people using mobiles while driving is shocking.
“This is not to mention the parking and people caught speeding,” he said.