Injury survivor charged
A GYMPIE man, said to have surprised doctors by surviving a severe brain injury, was ordered to undergo drug education when he appeared in Gympie Magistrates Court on Monday.
The court was told Heath Jamison Baird, 37, took responsibility for syringes found when police attended an incident at his home. Baird's solicitor said the incident was a dispute over the syringes, which were not Baird's. Baird had suffered a major brain injury from being assaulted and doctors were surprised he survived.
Magistrate M Bice placed Baird on a $500 good behaviour bond with drug education.
In another matter before the court, Mr Bice fined 22-year-old Gympie man Alex Robert Smart $800 for possession of a drug and implements on March 29. Caloundra man Brendan Alan Wootton, 20, was fined $500 for possession of marijuana and a pipe on April 16. Kandanga Creek man Alex Anthony Henson, 30, was given 18 months probation with drug testing for possessing of plants.