Multiple Whitsunday residents have faced court for drug possession this week. Photo: File
Multiple Whitsunday residents have faced court for drug possession this week. Photo: File

NAME AND SHAME: Six Whitsunday residents busted with drugs

Kylee Peta Jenkin

A Cannonvale woman fronted court after police found her with marijuana and a glass bottle bong.

Kylee Peta Jenkin faced Proserpine Magistrates Court this week and pleaded guilty to possessing dangerous drugs and a bong.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Emma Myors told the court police went to a property for a different matter in January and found 0.6g of marijuana and the bong.

Jenkin, 48, was fined $200 and convictions were recorded.

Raymond Forrest

A recovering alcoholic says he took up smoking marijuana after he stopped drinking booze.

Raymond Forrest faced Proserpine Magistrates Court this week after police found 12.6g of marijuana and a water pipe in his possession.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Emma Myors told the court police searched a Jubilee Pocket residence in December and found the marijuana in Forrest's bedroom.

Police have uncovered marijuana in recent searches. Picture: File
Police have uncovered marijuana in recent searches. Picture: File

Sgt Myors said Forrest told police he had been smoking for years.

In court, Forrest pleaded guilty to possessing dangerous drugs and a pipe.

Lawyer Peta Vernon said the 70-year-old was a recovering alcoholic and started smoking marijuana when he stopped drinking.

Ms Vernon said the small amount of drugs found were for the Jubilee Pocket man's personal use.

Forrest was fined $200 and a conviction was recorded.

Macaulay Gordon Munro

A Proserpine man was found with two different drugs when he was searched at the Airlie Beach Lagoon.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Emma Myors told Proserpine Magistrates Court police were speaking to a group of people at the lagoon in January and smelt burnt marijuana.

Police detained them for a search and Macaulay Gordon Munro was found to have 8g of marijuana and less than 0.1g of white crystals.

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Sgt Myors said Munro told police the crystals were speed and he used it as a "party drug".

Munro pleaded guilty to two charges of possessing dangerous drugs.

Lawyer Peta Vernon said the 20-year-old Proserpine man had the drugs for personal use and was compliant with police.

Munro was fined $500 and no convictions were recorded.

Craig Stephen Nicholls

A Midge Point man claimed the pants he was wearing were not his after police found 0.5g of meth in his pocket.

Sergeant Emma Myors told Proserpine Magistrates Court police pulled over a car in August and Nicholls was a passenger in the vehicle.

The woman driving the vehicle seemed nervous and had shaky speech, so police conducted a search and found 0.5g of meth in Nicholls' pants pocket.

Sgt Myors said Nicholls told police the pants were not his.

Lawyer Peta Vernon, for Nicholls, said the 50-year-old man denied being a meth user but accepted the drugs were in his possession.

Nicholls pleaded guilty to possessing dangerous drugs.

Magistrate James Morton said he did not believe Nicholls' story.

"A 50-year-old man does not wear other people's pants," he said.

Nicholls was fined $400 and a conviction was recorded.

A man was found with meth in his pocket. Photo: File
A man was found with meth in his pocket. Photo: File

Scott Edward Brook

A Cannonvale man claimed a white substance police found in his car could be salt, when it was really amphetamine.

Scott Edward Brook's vehicle was pulled over on Beach Rd in December.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Emma Myors told Proserpine Magistrates Court police searched the vehicle and found less than 1g of a white substance.

The court heard Brook, 34, told police it could be salt.

Sgt Myors said police also found a set of scales and Brook told officers he used them to weigh protein powder.

In court this week, Brook pleaded guilty to possessing dangerous drugs and possessing a drug utensil.

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Lawyer Peta Vernon said her client was a tiler by trade and had struggled with drug use.

Ms Vernon told the court Brook was on probation but no action was being taken against the order and he had been undertaking drug counselling.

Magistrate James Morton said Brook had a "concerning criminal history".

Mr Morton noted Brook had received fines and community service in the past, so the next step had to be taken.

Brook was sentenced to two months' jail and the term was immediately suspended for a year.

Patricia Anne Gordon

Police found marijuana in Patricia Anne Gordon's possession after she was taken to the police station for another matter.

Police prosecutor Senior Constable Sarah Rowe told Bowen Magistrates Court this week Gordon told police she had a bad back and used the marijuana for pain relief.

The court heard Gordon was homeless and currently couch surfing.

Gordon, 47, pleaded guilty to two offences including possessing dangerous drugs and was fined a total of $600.

The conviction was recorded.


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