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Man placed on probation after police find marijuana in home

GROWING his own marijuana and failing to return a rental vehicle has landed a Gladstone man in court this week.

Last August, Wade Phillip Jasperse rented a camper van to travel to Mackay with his partner.

But the 34-year-old never returned it.

He claims it was stolen in Mackay after he left the keys in the centre console, but it was never reported to police.

On April 18, police searched his Gladstone home and uncovered 20.7 grams of marijuana, a bong, a grinder and marijuana seeds.

Jasperse admitted he used the seeds to grow weed and said he used to have five plants but they washed away in the floods.

He pleaded guilty to possessing and producing dangerous drugs and unlawful use of a motor vehicle when he appeared in Gladstone Magistrates Court on Tuesday.

Jasperse was put on probation for 12 months with a conviction recorded.

Magistrate Russell Warfield said if he continued down this path he would be sent to prison.

Topics:  gladstone magistrates court, marijuana




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