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Drugs hidden in pineapple can

DRUG-related charges against three men, including a 40-year-old senior member of the Finks OMCG Gold Coast motorcycle chapter, were mentioned in the Proserpine Magistrates Court yesterday, following a police raid at a house in Airlie Crescent on New Year's day.

Finks member Shane Scott Bowden was charged with two counts of possessing dangerous drugs and one of possessing property suspected of being the proceeds of a drug offence. Bowden was remanded in custody shortly after his arrest and was therefore not present in court.

Co-accused, were Samuel Henry Hamilton Crigan and William Michael Buder, both of whom appeared in court yesterday.

Crigan was charged with two counts of possession of a dangerous drug, one count of possession of a thing used in the commission of a crime and one count of possession of a drug utensil.

The matters of Crigan and Bowden were adjourned until April 17. Police prosecutor Elizabeth Cassells said it was her understanding that an analysis of the substances found at the scene was being undertaken in Brisbane "and that could take some time".

Meanwhile, 49-year-old Buder pleaded guilty to one charge of possessing a dangerous drug, namely an anabolic steroid pill.

The court heard that at 4.10pm on January 1, police attended the Airlie Crescent address locating three false-bottomed tins in the kitchen pantry, namely what appeared to be cans of Chum, baked beans and pineapple. The 'pineapple' tin contained a yellow tablet, which Buder admitted was his and was identified as a steroid pill.

Duty lawyer Sheena Hayes said the father-of-two admitted to previous use of steroids but believed the tablet could have been there "since the 1990's".

Magistrate Ron Muirhead agreed to impose a four-month, $400 good behaviour bond, conditional upon Buder attending a drug diversion course on February 4.

However, by committing this offence Buder also breached a previous 12-month good behaviour bond, which was imposed following a common assault charge on February 27 last year.

He was ordered to pay the $400 amount of that bond forthwith.


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