Police lay charges after game play

WHEN police turned up at a Bells Bridge property with a search warrant on February 21, a number of people scattered into surrounding bushland.

Officers found most of them and searched the numerous detached dwellings around the property, charging people for various offences.

However, it appeared Daniel Shaun Michael Westrop got away.

In his absence, he was found to be in possession of 10 grams of cannabis when a grey bus on the property was searched and documents with his name on it were found inside with the dangerous drugs. Westrop, 49, was located later in a car and he admitted to police the cannabis was his.

“In 1998 I was jailed for a number of years for serious offences. I now regard myself as rehabilitated,” he told Gympie Magistrates Court and added that he accepted cannabis was illegal and he would not by using it any more.

Magistrate Maxine Baldwin took into account what Westrop, of Ellis Road, said, and placed him on a bond to be of good behaviour for 12 months.

Gympie Times


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