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Drugs bought for birthday lead to not-so-happy day

BIRTHDAY plans were ruined for Jayden Woodward when he was busted by police in possession of dangerous drugs and utensils the day before celebrations were due to begin.

Woodward fronted Gladstone Magistrates Court on Tuesday to answer to three charges.

At 7am on May 17, police observed Woodward walking southbound on Kirkwood Rd, visibly affected by intoxicants.

When approached, the defendant declined to declare any restricted items he had.

Located in the internal pocket of the hoodie he was wearing, police uncovered 0.9 grams of methylamphetamine in a clip-seal bag.

The defendant, 26, was also found to be carrying straws and cotton buds fashioned into drug utensils.

Woodward was arrested at the scene.

The court heard on Tuesday that the defendant had intended to use the items when celebrating his birthday the following day.

The painter, scaffolder and rigger was ordered to complete a 12 month probation period under strict conditions, including drug testing.

A conviction was recorded.

Topics:  crime, drugs, gladstone magistrates court, methylamphetamine




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