Man fined after marijuana was found during pat-down search

A GLADSTONE man conscious of his marijuana intake was sentenced in Gladstone Magistrates Court this week.

Joshua James Taylor pleaded guilty to single charges of possessing utensils or pipes and possessing dangerous drugs, charges that originated from a search warrant carried out at his address on February 28.

Officers went to Taylor's residence, where they located 0.5g of marijuana in a blue bowl and 6.5g of marijuana was also found in his pocket during a pat-down search.

A grinder and scales were also found in the kitchen.

Taylor admitted to using the grinder to chop up the marijuana and told officers he used the scales to weigh up the weed before putting it into foil sticks, so he could monitor his use.

Magistrate Russell Warfield warned Taylor on Tuesday if he continued to associate with illegal drugs he would ultimately become caught up in the drug scene.

Taylor was convicted for both offences and fined $650.

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