Jail looms for drug user

“IF you come back on more drug offences, you can be looking at probation if not imprisonment,” Magistrate Neil Lavaring said on Monday.

He was talking to Rackel Louise Clark, 36, who appeared before him in Gympie Magistrates Court for wilful damage, two counts of possessing drug utensils, two counts of possessing dangerous drugs and one charge of possessing anything used in connection with a drugs offence.

Clark of Helen Street, Southside, pleaded guilty to all charges. On August 14, police found a water pipe and plastic cone piece at her home, a bowl with minute traces of green leafy material and a pair of scissors.

On September 5 she damaged the rear corner driver's side window of her neighbour's car; then police found clip seal bags of cannabis in her possession after another search on September 8. Clark admitted to being a heavy user of cannabis. She was fined $600 for the possession charges from August 14, ordered to pay $210 restitution for the broken window and fined $210 for its wilful damage. For the September 8 possession charges she was fined $900.

Gympie Times


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