Drug trafficker didn't learn from first raid

A CONVICTED drug trafficker who hid glass pipes and drugs all over his house forgot to clean up before he was raided again one year later.

Shane Nash pleaded guilty to 10 drugs charges to a confused Magistrate Penelope Hay in Gladstone Magistrates Court on Tuesday.

With offences spanning three events, 12 months and two courts, the case was so complicated Magistrate Hay adjourned the court for 2½ hours for defence and prosecution to organise the charge sheet.

When court resumed, Police prosecutor Merrilyn Hoskins clarified the charges.

She said Nash was initially pulled over by police on May 18, 2013, who found a glass pipe, a brass pipe as well as quantities of methamphetamine and cannabis in his console.

The 28-year-old's property was searched the following day.

His stash of pipes and drugs was found hidden in cigarette tins, plastic containers and in a safe.

Nash had already been sent to prison from the Rockhampton District Court for other serious charges of trafficking and supply related to that occasion.

But he was yet to be convicted of the remaining lesser charges, the court was told.

In May 2014 his property was searched again and police found 0.1g of methamphetamine attached with velcro under the kitchen table, a video of Nash with a sawn-off .22 calibre rifle and more hidden pipes.

Defence lawyer Jun Pepito told the court Nash "stupidly" didn't clean his house to get rid of the extra drugs that police didn't find in the first search.

Magistrate Hay was unimpressed with the confusion in the proceedings, and also with Nash's defence.

She ordered he serve four months in prison, but wholly suspended the sentence for two years as he was already serving prison time for trafficking.



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