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.



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