Man fined after struggle with cops

A 20-YEAR-OLD who co-operated with police when they found a bong in his room, but went into a rage at the police station, fronted court yesterday.

Jesse Aaron Hughes, 20, of Bundaberg, pleaded guilty to breaching bail, possessing dangerous drugs and utensils and obstructing police.

Bundaberg Magistrates Court was told police searched Hughes's Longreach motel room on July 15 for other matters and found a bong containing chopped up cannabis.

He was co-operative with police but became angry back at the station saying, “good luck making me f***ing hold that,” after he was asked to hold a name board for a photo.

Hughes became angry and momentarily calmed down before abusing police and becoming involved in a struggle where he had to be escorted back to the cells. He later failed to appear at court but then handed himself in at Bundaberg.

Duty lawyer Edwina Rowan said her client was a tiler and accepted he had acted in a stupid manner.

He was fined $400 and no conviction was recorded.



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