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Bizarre drug hiding spot found by police

THIS man tried to hide his weed in novel way, but the police weren't fooled.

Timothy John Naylor, 30, pleaded guilty in Rockhampton Magistrates Court after a police warrant uncovered his sneaky stash.

The court heard in August this year, a search of Naylor's Berserker home revealed a shaving cream canister with a false bottom.

Inside there was a clip sealed bag containing a quarter of cannabis.

Police also found a chop bowl, a grinder and a bong made from an Ice Break bottle.

Naylor told police he'd intended to smoke some cannabis before they got there.

The defendant was previously on a 12 month probation for an offence in 2014, received fines for drug offences in 2013 and 2011 and has other drug history.

He was given a probation order of two years with convictions recorded.



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Tomorrow's council meeting will be a good one

'Weedies' authorised to enter property

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USC students win international law competition

LEGAL WIN: University of the Sunshine Coast law students David Knobel (left) and Gympie's Callum Lee with the trophy for International Negotiation Champions.

Ficticious legal battle delivers upset for local trainee lawyers

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Testament's new album is a concept album

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$40million hotel, shops development project for Mackay

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Huge Gunalda service station set to open by December

NEW STATION: The Gunalda Service Centre, owned by United Petroleum, will include a 350-seat eating area and a truckers lounge.

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Highway upgrade drives momentum in affordable market

Accessibility and affordability are keeping interest high

Property 200m from ocean selling for just over $100K

BEACHCOMBER PARK: Work has started on a new $19.2 million development at Toogoom.

The estate's developer is offering huge discounts for early buyers.

UPDATE: Former rodeo champ's sale rained out, now back on

Larkhill local Ken Consiglio is having an auction of most of the things on his property.

'People kept showing up and we had to turn them away'

First stages of $25 million housing development underway

New development on Madsen Rd - The Springs.

The blocks of land are much bigger than usual