Drugs, knives found in ute

A “SHOWIE”, who was caught with drugs and knives in his car at the Gympie Showgrounds, said he was in transit at the time of the offence.

Self-employed diesel fitter Robert Hugh Colin Miller, 21, had been following the show circuit up the east coast and was in Gympie at the beginning of May to work at the Gympie Show.

At 4am on May 16, police spotted an unregistered ute being driven at the showgrounds.

They stopped it and found an unlicensed Miller in the driver’s seat.

Officers said Miller and his passenger’s behaviour gave them reason to search the vehicle and they found three grams of amphetamines, 12 grams of cannabis, 10 grams of cannabis seeds and utensils used in connection with dangerous drugs.

In Gympie Magistrates Court this week, Miller pleaded guilty to a “plethora of charges” and was placed on a bond to be of good behaviour for the drug charges and because he had no criminal history, was fined for the traffic and weapon offences.

The court heard the knives found in the glove box of Miller’s ute were weighted throwing knives used for hunting pigs. Defence solicitor Leanne Gordon said Miller had been living in his ute and had all his worldly possessions with him.

“(All these charges come about because of) a number of nights-worth of life in his car,” she said.

Miller, of Wade Street, Wavell Heights, was placed on a bond to be of good behaviour for six months, fined $200 for possession of weapons and $550 for driving an unregistered vehicle without a licence.

Gympie Times


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