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"Clumsy" dealer finds cannabis in forest, tries to sell it

A LANGSHAW man has made a "clumsy" venture into drug dealing after finding a cannabis stash in a forest.

Jayden Mitchell Alexander, 24, appeared in Gympie Magistrates Court on Tuesday charged with supplying dangerous drugs, possessing dangerous drugs and possessing items used in a crime.

Alexander's defence lawyer told the court her client found the drugs hidden under a camouflage tarp in forestry near Langshaw and decided to take the cache and make a "quick buck".

"It was a foolish and opportunistic decision," she said.

Alexander sold $270 worth of the drugs to two people before police pulled him over at a roadside breath testing unit on May 20, finding the remaining drugs along with scales and clip seal bags.

Police found 55.66g of cannabis in Alexander's possession.

Magistrate M. Baldwin noted Alexander had co-operated fully with police, but at the time of the offence had been on probation for an unrelated matter.

She sentenced him to a year's probation with mandatory drug testing.

Gympie Times

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