The president of the Augathella Men’s Shed has copped a fine after police found marijuana and a makeshift bong in his house (file image).
The president of the Augathella Men’s Shed has copped a fine after police found marijuana and a makeshift bong in his house (file image).

Prominent Murweh volunteer in court for marijuana

The president of the Augathella Men's Shed has copped a fine after police found marijuana and a makeshift bong in his house.

Police searched Terry James Sealy's house and found one gram of weed and a bong made out of an aluminium can at 7.45am on February 11.

The details of Sealy's case were revealed by police prosecutor Sergeant Caroline Boodnikoff in the Charleville Magistrates Court on March 9.

The court heard Sealy's last entry on his criminal history was for producing marijuana in 1998.

Sealy represented himself and said he volunteered for a recycling project at the Men's Shed.

"You know the law. If you break it, you're going to go to court," he said.

"You wear the consequences."

He pleaded guilty over the phone to possessing a dangerous drug and a utensil that had been used.

Magistrate Peter Saggers took into account Sealy's early plea of guilty, his frank admissions to police during the search, and his volunteer work.

Sealy was fined $350, ordered to forfeit the bong, but didn't have the conviction recorded.

Charleville Western Times

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