A MAN was smoking cannabis when police arrived to search his Bundaberg home for drugs, a court was told.
Gordon Dale Boyndrucku, 41, of east Bundaberg, was charged with possessing and supplying dangerous drugs and possessing anything used in the commission of a crime following a raid on his home at 7.50am on September 3.
He pleaded guilty on Friday to the charges in Bundaberg Magistrates Court, where police prosecutor Sergeant Barry Stevens said officers found about 60g of cannabis in foil and a Clipseal bag.
“A mobile phone was located with a number of text messages on it that indicated the supply of dangerous drugs was occurring,” Sgt Stevens said.
“He said to police he had been caught out and was an idiot and old enough to know better.”
Defence lawyer Rian Dwyer said Boyndrucku used the drug for pain relief after a workplace incident.
He told the court the defendant had no similar criminal history since 1996 and fines would be an appropriate penalty.
Magistrate Jennifer Batts imposed a fine of $1200 for the three charges.
She said she took into account the defendant's history, age and early plea.