A spoon full of sugar

A MAN who refused to accept police accusations that he was in possession of two different types of drugs had one of the charges dropped in Gympie Magistrates Court this week after tests revealed the suspect drug was actually sugar, as Owen Charles Sandison, 28, had said. 

He pleaded guilty to one charge of possession of the dangerous drug methylamphetamine (speed).

When asked why he had the sugar on him with the drugs, Sandison said he drank sugar with his tea and no one else he knew did, so he took his own tea and sugar when visiting people. 

“With a bit of speed,” Magistrate Maxine Baldwin added. 

“You need to increase your sugar to get highs.” Sandison, of Musgrave Street, was fined $350.

Gympie Times


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