Man went into 'self destruct mode' over kids: court

Self-destruct mode

A MAN who forfeited $900 in good behaviour bonds when he committed other offences told Gympie Magistrates Court he had "gone into a bit of a self-destruct mode" because he missed his children.

And when he saw them again, he did not want the moment to end and therefore missed a reporting requirement, he said.

James Robert Murray, 36, of Gympie, pleaded guilty to possessing amphetamine, cannabis, implements and a knife in Lady Mary Tce on April 22 and failing to appear in court on May 23.

His reporting condition breach related to the watchhouse bail he was given on June 2, after being apprehended by police.

Police told the court officers had seen Murray in a small group of males.

A search of his bag turned up two knives and clip seal bags, containing cannabis seeds and two with "a crystalline substance" which Murray identified as ice, the court was told.

"That's $900 gone west," Magistrate M Baldwin told Murray.

"Then we have fines, then probation and then prison," she said.

She ordered the bonds be forfeited, fined Murray $220 for breaching bail and placed him on six months probation with drug testing.

Probation for needle

A TIN Can Bay woman was placed on six months probation when she appeared in Gympie Magistrates Court this week for possessing a drug pipe and a syringe which had not been correctly disposed of.

Peta Samantha Mutze, 39, pleaded guilty to the May 21 charges, which were brought after police stopped her car in Mary St about 10.45 that night.

Gympie Times

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