Police executed a search warrant at the home of Matthew John Williams on June 12 at about 11.40am.
Police executed a search warrant at the home of Matthew John Williams on June 12 at about 11.40am. FILE

Dad used son's ADHD pills to get high

A FATHER who was injecting his son's ADHD medication has been fined.

Police executed a search warrant at the home of Matthew John Williams on June 12 at about 11.40am.

Prosecutor Pepe Gangemi told the Murgon Magistrates Court officers found two syringes, an empty methylphenidate blister pack and a stash of white powder.

"This drug was medication prescribed for his son,” Sgt Gangemi said.

Acting in his defence, lawyer Andrew Kelly said Williams had battled drug addiction for most of his adult life.

"He had been really good over the past one and a half years but he relapsed recently,” Mr Kelly said.

Williams is separated from the mother of his two sons and lives off a family support pension.

Magistrate Louisa Pink acknowledged Williams had a long history of drug offences but had not been in court for years.

She also took into account his solid work history.

After pleading guilty to possessing controlled drugs and incorrectly disposing of needles, Williams was fined $600.