Teen pleads guilty to drugs charges

A MAN who was found with cannabis in a caravan in his backyard has admitted to police he had been selling the drug to friends around Hervey Bay.

The teenager was also found with a metre high cannabis plant in his garden.

Jaidon Darcy Hirsch Poole pleaded guilty in Hervey Bay Magistrates Court to five counts of supplying dangerous drugs, one count of producing dangerous drugs, possession of stolen property and possessing dangerous drugs.

Police prosecutor Senior Constable Donna Sperling said police located the drugs in the caravan during a search conducted on the property on March 2.

The court heard Poole told police he had recently sold some of the drugs to a friend for $90.

Snr Const Sperling said Poole admitted to selling drugs to between six to 12 friends for a number of months.

"He said he received a bit of money on the top and this was used to buy cannabis for himself," she said.

She said police also found six bongs in the caravan and Poole said he had used all of them to smoke cannabis.

Poole also said he had been growing a cannabis plant from a seed for about six weeks.

The plant was about a metre high.

Defence lawyer John Milburn said Poole was a very young man who had been cooperative from the beginning.

Mr Milburn said he worked for a living as an on-call tyre fitter.

He said Poole wanted to study law and become a lawyer.

Magistrate Graham Hillan sentenced Poole to 12 months probation and 60 hours of community service.



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