Re-offender receives new charge
A SOUTHSIDE man gave himself away by acting nervously when police spoke to him on February 28.
Tim Lane was reluctant to get out of his car when officers intercepted it on Excelsior Road, so they searched his property and a small amount of cannabis was found in a cigarette packet.
Lane was in Gympie Magistrates Court to face a charge of possessing dangerous drugs, and it was heard he had committed the offence during a period of good behaviour ordered by the court in October 2009 with a recognizance of $600.
Police prosecutor Senior Constable Lisa Manns said by re-offending, Lane had breached that bond and the money should be forfeited.
She said Lane had also been charged with for failing to provide his identifying particulars to police by March 8.
Timothy George Lane, 36, of Valentine Street, Southside, was ordered to do 40 hours of community service for the two charges.
In other drug-related matters, Michael George Knight, 23, of Helen Street, Southside, was placed on a bond to be of good behaviour for three months on the condition he attends a drug awareness session.
The penalty was for being in possession of 1.35 grams of cannabis on March 5. Steven Jeffery Williams, 21, of Rifle Range Road, Gympie, was also placed on a bond to be of good behaviour for three months with the condition he attends the drug diversion program.
It was a penalty for three charges from February 8 when he was caught in possession of dangerous drugs, a bong or a pipe, and with property suspected of being used in a drug offence.