Police spot suspicious bulge in Gladstone man's pants

BRETT King was out walking with a mate just before 5am when Gladstone police stopped the lads in the early morning gloom for a chat.

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Both were told to empty their pockets but sharp-eyed police noticed a suspicious bulge in his shorts.

Police prosecutor Gavin Reece told Gladstone Magistrates Court, King was stopped on Goondoon street and he and his friend asked if they had anything to declare.

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Police found him with 0.03 grams of a crystal substance.
Police found him with 0.03 grams of a crystal substance.

While emptying out their pockets, officers noticed a suspicious bulge in the rear pocket of his shorts and believed King was hiding something.

He removed two crumpled receipts and police found 0.03 grams of a crystal substance.

Mr Reece said King told officers he did not know it was there "as the shorts were his brother's". The substance was identified as the drug.

He said King also had a drug offence in November.

King, 20, pleaded guilty to possession of methylamphetamine on April 8.

When asked by magistrate Mark Morrow what he had to say about it: "Wrong crowd your honour," King said.

"I'm looking for employment. It keeps me a bit distracted."

King said he was about to head north to Townsville to look for work at the proposed new stadium construction

"I'm going up there in hope," he said.

When Mr Morrow said the stadium was still a suggestion, King said he would try for work on the airport runway extension.

Mr Morrow said he would instead give him work in Gladstone. He ordered King do 80 hours of unpaid community work.


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