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Stolen street sign, drugs found in man's possession

DRUG OFFENCE: Man found guilty of four drug-related charges along with the theft of a street sign at Abercorn Rd.
DRUG OFFENCE: Man found guilty of four drug-related charges along with the theft of a street sign at Abercorn Rd. Carolyn Archer

COHAN Courtney Bligh stood before Magistrate Melanie Ho at Biloela Magistrates Court on Wednesday October 8 for five charges; four of which were drug related and one of possessing tainted property.

On July 21, 2017 police executed a search at a residence in Monto which Bligh was the occupant of.

Police found utensils related to dangerous drugs in the form of one electric grinder and digital scales.

Bligh handed over a bag of marijuana from his jeans pockets of which weighed 10g and a further three grams was found in the shed at his residence.

Two pot plants of marijuana growing were also discovered along with an Abercorn street sign.

Bligh stood before Monto Court some months prior and was instructed to get some legal advice for which the matter was brought to the Biloela Magistrates Court.

Magistrate Ho told Bligh he needed to consider his actions more carefully.

"I want to bring to you how serious there offences are, they are serious offences which hold 15 years imprisonment,” she said.

"What I do today can affect the rest of your life and you have to understand this is serious.”

Bligh was fined $1500 for all five convictions.

Topics:  biloela magistrates court marijuana monto theft


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