A dad who smokes marijuana to assist with ache works a “hashish change” system along with his buddies, a court docket heard.
Maroochydore Magistrates Court docket heard Damien Troy Cuthbert, 39, acquired no cash from his buddies when he equipped them with marijuana.
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Police prosecutor Stu Lydford instructed the court docket police had been doing patrols in Maroochydore on June 7 after they intercepted Cuthbert.
“He gave the impression to be nervous and evaded some questions,” he stated.
Sergeant Lydford instructed the court docket Cuthbert denied having something unlawful in his automobile and gave police permission to look it.
The court docket heard police positioned a steel tin with 2g of marijuana and located current messages on Cuthbert’s cellphone of him agreeing to provide his buddies with the drug.
Cuthbert admitted to supplying marijuana to 4 or 5 of his buddies after they requested for it.
“He didn’t obtain cash from the mates, they solely ever paid him the identical quantity of hashish that he equipped,” Sgt Lydford stated.
The court docket heard Cuthbert had a restricted felony historical past, however all his offences had been drug associated.
Cuthbert pleaded responsible on Thursday to 6 expenses together with supplying and possessing harmful medication.
Responsibility lawyer Rachel Holland instructed the court docket Cuthbert smoked marijuana to assist with ache.
“He suffered a critical bike accident in 2016,” she stated.
“He was in a coma for every week and in hospital for an additional 4 months.
“His buddies know he has hashish, they do reap the benefits of him.
“I might most likely describe it as a hashish change so when my consumer doesn’t have any, his mates do they usually give it to him so he can smoke it.”
The court docket heard Cuthbert was a father-of-two and was planning on shifting to Dalby for work.
Justice of the Peace Stephen Courtney stated fines hadn’t labored previously so Cuthbert wanted a stronger deterrent.
“I settle for that you simply weren’t supplying it for a revenue however you had been supplying hashish,” he stated.
Mr Courtney sentenced Cuthbert to 60 hours group service inside six months.
Convictions had been recorded.