Photo Brenda Strong
Photo Brenda Strong

Police sniff out fencer’s ‘icy’ armpit spray

DOUGLAS Frederick Stubbs recycled his under-arm deodorant into a storage can for his ice stash and other drug bits and pieces.

But Gladstone police sniffed out the can's real purpose.

Stubbs, 52, a fencer, pleaded guilty in Gladstone Magistrates Court to methylamphetamine possession; having property used in a drug offence; possession of anything (modified deodorant can) used in a drug offence; and possession of drug utensils.

Prosecutor Gavin Reece said Stubbs had been a passenger in a car police intercepted on Dawson Rd. Officers searched his back pack and found drug-related items, scales and the can.

Mr Reece said police opened the can and inside was 0.9g of white crystal (ice), a pipe and a spoon.

"The deodorant can was modified. The spray had been removed. He had gone to great lengths to conceal drugs and utensils," Mr Reece said.

Stubbs also suffers back pain. Magistrate Melanie Ho sentenced him to six months probation with therapeutic intervention and urine drug tests.


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