Secret cannabis stash a surprise find on police search

A MAN caught with a small amount of cannabis hidden under a lighter on a key chain told police had he known it was there, he would have smoked it already.

Joshua Robert Andrew McMillan was searched by police in a car park on Tor St about 4.20am on June 11 when he was seen carrying a painting and pushing a fruit cart.

McMillan told police he'd found the painting in the bin and, on being spoken to, said he may have had a pocket knife.

Police instead found 0.816g of cannabis, a weight including the plastic, hidden under a lighter on a key chain, and McMillan, 43, said he smoked the drug for pain relief.

He was charged and given a direction to give his fingerprints to police by June 19, which he failed to do.

McMillan pleaded guilty in Toowoomba Magistrates Court to one count each of possessing a dangerous drug and contravene direction or requirement of police.

Solicitor Nathan Bouchier, for McMillan, said his client, who had broken his neck in a truck rollover years earlier and suffered pain, was co-operative with police.

Magistrate Graham Lee fined McMillan $400 for the drug charge, and $250 for contravening a direction, with convictions recorded.
 



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