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Mother bites cop during arrest for drug offences

A DOPE-PUFFING Boyne Island mother encouraged a group of youngsters to smoke cannabis at her home so she could monitor their behaviour.

Gladstone Magistrates Court also heard that when Jo Anna Black was arrested in a suburban street after yelling and lying on the road, she bit a police sergeant's arm.

Her lawyer Jun Pepito said the woman was only trying to get a 20-year-old man at a nearby house to stop sleeping with a 15-year-old girl because she strongly disapproved.

The woman pleaded guilty to permitting use of her house for drug offences, possession of dangerous drugs, utensils, serious assault of a police officer, public nuisance, and obstructing police.

Prosecutor Snr Const Sam Pyke said police went to her home at 8.30pm on May 30 and found her inside with nine children aged 10 to 17.

A search found cannabis, cannabis seeds, a grinder with cannabis residue, four water pipes and a large quantity of clip seal bags. She admitted the cannabis was hers and that she had smoked some.

Snr Const Pyke said she had six mobile phones that held video, photos of juveniles smoking cannabis, and texts saying young people had permission to smoke at her home.

She said she had been letting them smoke cannabis since last November.

Snr Const Pyke said that at 11.20pm on March 8 police were called three times to a street in which two women were first seen arguing.

Called back a third time because of noise, police saw her lying on the road.

The prosecutor said that "she smelt of liquor and had no concept of what was happening".

He said when officers tried to lift her into the police car, she grabbed the vest of a sergeant and bit him on his right forearm.

Magistrate Mark Morrow put her on a two-month suspended jail sentence for the assault, fined her $750, with 15 months' probation for the drug charges.

She must pay the sergeant $500 compensation.

 

Topics:  boyne island, cannabis, court, gladstone, mother




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