A Gladstone man was found with $4.5k worth of marijuana.
A Gladstone man was found with $4.5k worth of marijuana.

Drugs found in raid on Clinton home

A GLADSTONE man was found with $4500 worth of marijuana after police executed a search warrant at his Clinton residence.

During the police raid on September 10, officers located 266.9g of marijuana, two brass metal pipes, one glass bong, digital scales, a grinder and a bowl with cannabis residue.

The items belonged to 58-year-old David Wayne Sinclair who pleaded guilty in Gladstone Magistrates Court on November 13 to possessing dangerous drugs, utensils and property suspected of being used in connection with a drug offence.

Police prosecutor Senior Constable Carl Spargo told the court the marijuana was worth about $4500.

He said Sinclair had a relevant, but dated, criminal history which included cultivating marijuana in 2004.

Defence lawyer Brandon Selic said he believed Sinclair would benefit from a probation order, however the magistrate did not agree.

Sinclair was sentenced to six months’ imprisonment which was immediately suspended for 12 months.

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