Man in court for having instructions on cooking meth
A GLADSTONE labourer who faces Commonwealth charges accusing him of importing firearms over the "dark web" has received a suspended jail sentence after downloading instructions to cook methylamphetamine.
Buddy Lipczynski, 26, was arrested at his New Auckland home by Gladstone detectives early on Wednesday.
He appeared in custody before Gladstone Magistrates Court to make an early guilty plea to possession of a document that held instructions on producing ice.
Prosecutor Snr Const Sam Pyke said Lipczynski was already on conditional bail for alleged firearm offences.
He said Lipczynski ordered a package from China and detectives from the Drugs and Serious Crime Squad on Wednesday searched his house.
A black USB storage stick was found and examined, revealing instructions on manufacturing ice.
Snr Const Pyke said chemical mixtures and processes were outlined in the document downloaded by Lipczynski, called The Secrets of Methylamphetamine Manufacture.
Defence lawyer Jun Pepito said a 2013 drug conviction was for morphine.
The court heard Lipczynski has Commonwealth DPP charges before a higher court involving the importation of weapons and ammunition.
Magistrate Penelope Hay jailed Lipczynski for two months, immediately suspending the sentence because of an early guilty plea.
"He came to the attention of the Australian Border Force because of a parcel coming through Customs," she said.
Lipczynski was granted conditional bail on the fresh firearms and accessories charges.
Charges include unlawful possession of weapons, possession of ammunition and shortened firearms including 9mm and .22 calibre silencers, a Smith & Wesson revolver, and a Heckler & Koch MP5 sub machine pistol.
Charges against Lipczynski were adjourned to October.