Teenager in court after police end drug 'sesh'

A TEENAGER who stole items from a natural plant and herb shop has been fined.

Tijana Leigh Andrews faced eight charges in Gladstone Magistrates Court on Tuesday including two public nuisance, contravene direction or requirement of police and drugs charges.

She pleaded guilty to all of the eight charges, but contested the facts of the possessing dangerous drugs charge.

Those charges stemmed from an incident on May 22 this year when Andrews opened the door to police.

Andrews, 17, later said the police had "just interrupted a sesh".

A contested sentence was listed for Friday, October 10 at 9.30am.

The initial charge of possessing three bongs was amended to one after she disputed the facts.

Andrews admitted to stealing clothes, wallets and rings from Gladstone Happy Herb Shop to the value of $117.86 on May 8, 2014.

She later returned some of the items.

One of the public nuisance charges were laid after Andrews threw a drink over a victim outside Gladstone Courthouse on June 24.

Members of the public witnessed the incident and had to move in order not to be drenched.

Andrews said she was doing her Year 10 through TAFE and that it was "kind of hard when the law is just picking on me".

Andrews, who said she didn't have a stable home and was "couch surfing", was given six months probation, a $250 fine and was ordered to pay $117.86 to Happy Herbs.



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