Man with multiple false names convicted for drug offences

THE man with three names was sentenced in Gladstone Magistrates Court this week, after offering multiple false names to police during an interview.

Aaron James Lydiard pleaded guilty in Gladstone Magistrates Court on Tuesday to five charges in total.

They included two counts of contravening a direction or requirement of police, one count of possessing utensils or pipes, one count of possessing anything used in the commission of a crime and a single count of possessing dangerous drugs.

The court heard police had intercepted Lydiard in a car at the Nightowl Centre at 12.50am on December 8, 2012, and observed him to be fidgeting and smelling of cannabis.

An ensuing search located a set of scales in the glove box covered in a white residue which Lydiard admitted he used to "weigh illegal stuff".

Lydiard proceeded to give police a false name and then admitted to doing so, before providing officers with a second false identity.

Police attended his residence on December 12, 2013, at which time they viewed Lydiard trying to hide a bag of cannabis down the back of his pants, the bag containing 28.1g of cannabis, to be smoked over Christmas.

The 36-year-old labourer was convicted and fined $500 for a breach of probation, convicted and fined $500 for both contravene direction offences and for the remaining drug offences was convicted and ordered to undergo a further 12 months probation.

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