Client to seek 'drug counselling'

A MAN with a history of drug offences was jailed but released immediately on parole in Gladstone Magistrates Court on Thursday.

Cody Russell Tauwhare pleaded guilty to possessing property suspected of having been used for trafficking, possessing utensils, possessing dangerous drugs, possession of property suspected of being used in the commission of an offence, supplying dangerous drugs and breach of probation.

Police prosecutor Constable Troy Daubaras said at 3.30pm on July 30 police executed a search warrant on a Wedge Street address.

They found plastic bags in the kitchen containing 12.1 grams of cannabis, a bong, unused clipseal bags, a mug with $50 cash, two sets of scales, a phone with messages about drugs and a wallet with $355, $200 being proceeds of drugs.

Duty lawyer Brad Krebs said his client’s actions were sheer stupidity.

“He realises he has to stop and has sought drug counselling,” he said.

Acting Magistrate Mark Morrow revoked Tauwhare’s probation order and resentenced him on the original charges from October 2009 and February 2010.

He was sentenced to one month jail for possession, two months jail for supply, seven days jail for a pipe, seven days jail for a phone, two months jail for unlawful use of a motor vehicle and one month jail for wilful damage.

For the new charges Tauwhare was sentenced to four months jail for supply, three months jail for possession, one month jail for a pipe, 21 days jail for the mobile phone and 21 days jail for the money.

The parole release date for all charges was set for Thursday, August 19, and he was released straight to parole.

The defendant will be subject to drug testing as part of his parole conditions.



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