Police attend DV call-out but nab the caller

WHEN Troy Edward Davis called the police to his house, he didn't expect he would be the one who ended up in court.

As Davis faced eight charges yesterday, Gladstone Magistrate's Court heard the police had been called to Davis's home to deal with a domestic violence situation.

"He gave the police permission to use force to enter his house," police prosecutor Merrilyn Hoskins said.

They did, and found two bags, a bowl and marijuana seedlings in pots plants.

Defence counsel Bill McMillan told the court the 48 year-old defendant considered himself to be an addict.

However, he said Davis had been away and was unaware the seeds had been dropped into the pot plants.

"He has been smoking since the age of 14, except for a brief period between 2000-2003," Mr McMillan said.

And it wasn't the only occasion on which an invitation had gone wrong for Davis.

The court that heard earlier that month, police had been called to a Gladstone school to respond to a text message that had been found on a mobile phone.

The text message read: "Come for a coffee and cone if you're up for it. Might paint".

Police traced that message back to Davis.

"An employee of the school had the phone and it rang, the person on the phone asked to speak to Troy," she said.

Police also entered Davis's house on that occasion with a search warrant, where they found quick-seal bags containing marijuana.

The prosecutor told the court Davis admitted to police the phone was his.

"He said (when police searched his house) he shouldn't have sent the messages and it was wrong," Ms Hoskins said.

Magistrate Stuart Shearer put Davis on probation with two extra conditions: he attend and complete a drug rehabilitation treatment and pass illicit drug tests.



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