File pic.A Mount Isa man who tried to hide a bag of cannabis under a chair in a police holding room will pay $3580 in fines, the Magistrates Court heard yesterday.
Rick James Dyer, 29, pleaded guilty to one charge of possessing dangerous drugs, one charge of driving a vehicle over the middle alcohol limit, one charge of driving an uninsured vehicle, one charge of driving an unregistered vehicle, one charge of driving without a licence and one charge of obstructing police.
Police prosecutor Sergeant Vaughan Cooper told the court on May 24 at 6pm police were informed a car was skidding around the Mount Isa Cemetery.
Sergeant Cooper said Dyer was taken to the police station with a blood alcohol reading of 0.146 per cent.
He said checks revealed Dyer’s licence was disqualified and the car registration and insurance had expired on June 1, 2011.
Sergeant Cooper said while in police custody Dyer removed a bag of cannabis from his clothes and hid it under a chair.
Dyer was moved to another room before police discovered the bag, containing less than one gram of cannabis.
Sergeant Cooper said on August 30 police attended Dyer’s residence to provide paperwork for his partner.
He said when Dyer saw police he ran to them and tried to shove past them to get through the door.
Defence lawyer Mr Gregory, for Dyer, said his client described himself as a hard worker.
Mr Gregory said Dyer’s life had been on hold for three years while he waited for drug-related charges to be resolved.
Magistrate Richard Lehmann fined Dyer $3580 and disqualified his licence for 30 months.
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