NAMED: Five people face magistrate for drug-related offences
MORE than 60 people have faced a combined total of 303 charges in Kingaroy Magistrates Court.
Amongst those facing the magistrate were a number of defendants who pleaded guilty to drug-related offences committed during the past few months.
Kai Holmes, 24, was found in possession of 2.3g of marijuana, a water pipe and an electric grinder on July 11 after police attended a property on Haly St in Kingaroy at 8.45am.
He pleaded guilty to the possession of a dangerous drug and a utensil or pipes that had been used in relation to the drug.
Magistrate Louisa Link convicted and fined the defendant $350 and convictions weren't recorded.
In the same month on July 19, Somer Riddle, 42, was found in possession of 4g of marijuana and "a bong that was for personal use" at a Kingaroy property at 10am.
She pleaded guilty to both charges of possessing a dangerous drug and a utensil used in relation to dangerous drug use.
The defendant was convicted and fined $300 for both charges and convictions were not recorded.
The following month, police prosecutor Pepe Gangemi said Rhonda Delaney, 37, was found in possession of a water pipe, scissors and a "bowl of marijuana".
Sgt Gangemi said the larger problem he had with the defendant was that even though it was a small amount, she had a reasonable history of drugs and hadn't stopped offending.
Delaney pleaded guilty to possession of a dangerous drug and a utensil that had been used in relation to the drug offence.
She was convicted and fined $600 and convictions were recorded.
Later in the month, Benjamin Howard, 28, was charged with possession of pipe suspected of being used in the connection to a drug offence after police attended a Booie property on August 14 at 6.45pm for other matters.
Howard pleaded guilty to the charge and was convicted and fined $250.
In the following week, Zachary Richards, 26, was found in possession of marijuana as well as a water pipe, electric grinder and two pairs of scissors at a Fitzroy St, Kingarpy address at 8.45am on August 19.
He pleaded guilty to all four charges of possessing a dangerous drug, a utensil that had been used in relation to the drug offence, possessing property suspected of being used in a drug offence as well as failing to take care of a syringe or needle.
Magistrate Louisa Pink said she moderated his sentence by taking into account his income and disabilities and convicted and fined him $550 for all four charges.