Man fined for having Viagra and knives in car

RYAN Johnson "didn't know" it was illegal to have two hunting knives, knuckle dusters and Viagra in his car, the Gladstone Magistrate's Court heard yesterday.

The 20-year-old unemployed man was pulled over for a random breath test on October 23 when police noticed a 30cm hunting knife sitting on the floor in the back.

They searched the car and found another knife, before patting Johnson down to find a set of knuckledusters and "a single round tablet in a blister packet" in his pocket, police prosecutor Merrilyn Hoskins said.

She said Johnson told police he didn't realise he needed a prescription for the tablet, which was confirmed as Viagra.

Unfortunately for the defendant, he couldn't use the same excuse two days later when he was busted again with three tablets of the drug.

Prosecutor Hoskins said Johnson was pulled over at 2am on October 25, this time driving a hire car.

Magistrate Penelope Hay ordered the weapons and drugs be forfeited to the police and fined Johnson $800.

A conviction was recorded.



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