Cigarette laced with drugs

GYMPIE Magistrate Maxine Baldwin said she was relieved to hear a fight at Borumba Deer Park on State of Origin night was not over football, but shocked to find out it was over a cigarette laced with opiates.

Brothers Shayne and Brett Davies were both charged with committing a public nuisance on July 7, when police were called to break up a disturbance at the camping grounds.

Solicitor Leanne Gordon told Gympie Magistrates Court that Shayne Davies had asked for a cigarette from a man he had never seen before but knew of as a local. It was a roll-your-own that had already been made and when Davies took a few puffs he began to feel some unusual side-effects which made him extremely angry, causing him to lash out.

Ms Gordon said Davies remembered confronting the man who laughed it off and told him he was “tripping”. A fight broke out and when Imbil police arrived, Davies was pinned down on the ground and his brother was being held back by other people at the park.

A blood test the next day detected opiates (heroin) in Davies system. He said he spun out because he had a heart condition and was not a drug taker.

In Brett Davies’ defence, lawyer Greg Wildie said his client was angry and upset that the man who was handing out poisoned cigarettes for his own entertainment was not charged. Brett Andrew Davies, 30, of Thomas Street, Gympie, and Shayne Bevan Davies, 34, of Emerald Drive, Southside, were both placed on good behaviour bonds for six months.

Gympie Times


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