Packaging drugs lands Toowoomba man serious charge

A flowering cannabis plant (file photo).
A flowering cannabis plant (file photo). Cannabis Training University

KEEPING his marijuana in separate bags to monitor his usage was enough to have a Toowoomba man charged with not only possessing the drug but producing it.

A police search of the Link St home of Alexander Ross Christensen and Donna May Holder on July 7 had turned up eight bags of "green leafy material" weighing a total 30g, Toowoomba Magistrates Court heard.

Christensen, 43, was not home at the time but went to the police station earlier this month and admitted the marijuana was his for his own use, police prosecutor Senior Constable Natalie Bugden told the court.

He told police he weighed the drug on scales before packaging it in separate plastic bags for later use.

Christensen pleaded guilty to possessing and producing a dangerous drug while Holder, 42, pleased guilty to having a small amount of marijuana and a pipe for smoking it found in the same police search.

Because she had no previous drug offences on her history, Magistrate Damian Carroll placed Holder on a four-month good behaviour bond to include a drug diversion counselling session. No conviction was recorded.

However, because Christensen was convicted of the more serious charge of producing a dangerous drug, Mr Carroll fined him $1000.



BRRR: Gympie records coldest April temperature since 2017

Premium Content BRRR: Gympie records coldest April temperature since 2017

It was time to pull out the winter woollies this morning as Gympie hit the lowest...

How Toyah tragedy sparked safety device

Premium Content How Toyah tragedy sparked safety device

Queensland dad ‘haunted’ by the murder of Toyah Cordingley

Noosa Council confident ‘no harm’ to environment from burn

Premium Content Noosa Council confident ‘no harm’ to environment from burn

Noosa Council could be facing a fine of up to $3m for the burn pit.