Raid turns up guns and drugs

A MAN who was busted with 12 bags of marijuana and several weapons during a police raid has faced court.

Troy Justin Giudice, 37, of Moore Park Beach pleaded guilty in Bundaberg Magistrates Court on Monday to nine charges including possessing dangerous drugs, supplying dangerous drugs and unlawful possession of weapons.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Barry Stevens said police raided Giudice’s home on February 9 where they found three clip-seal bags of marijuana with a total of 26gms inside.

They then moved to the bedroom where they found another nine clip-seal bags concealed in a mattress, each holding about 28 grams of marijuana.

Sgt Stevens said officers found vials of testosterone in the pantry cupboard and several weapons including 2 SKS automatic rifles and a bayonet.

When police found the drugs in the bed, Giudice told them to talk to his partner about them and she was subsequently charged with supplying dangerous drugs.

Lawyer Kel Pearson said in Giudice’s favour, he immediately declared the weapons to police and had entered an early plea of guilty.

Giudice was sentenced to 15 months probation.



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