Man hid from police in burnt-out house
A GLADSTONE man who didn’t want to get in trouble, hid from police in a burnt-out house.
Steven James Allen, 33, was stopped by police on Philip St, on August 28, at 3.30am.
When he saw the police he threw a bottle, believed to be a “bong” into the front yard of an address and ran towards a burnt-out house.
Police located Allen hiding in the rear of the property and detained him for a search.
Allen told the police he ran because he had a bong and didn’t want to “get in trouble.”
Police located the brown bottle with a cone piece and hose attached which smelled of marijuana.
Allen pleaded guilty in Gladstone Magistrates Court on Friday to possessing a utensil.
Defence lawyer Brandon Selic said his client had schizophrenia and had started drug counselling with intentions on seeing a psychologist.
He conceded his client was on parole for a burglary which had drug matters attached to it.
Allen was sentenced to two months’ imprisonment, immediately suspended for a year.
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