Cocktail of drugs found in mother's bedroom
A MOTHER who was found with a cocktail of drugs, syringes and drug utensils in her home was sentenced to 12 months' probation in Rockhampton Magistrates Court yesterday.
Rockhampton's Elizabeth Roseanne Owen pleaded guilty to a total of six drug charges, including two counts of possessing dangerous drugs, possessing utensils used in the connection of a drug offence, possessing utensils used in the administration of drugs and failing to properly dispose of a syringe.
The court heard police searched Owen's home, which she shared with three children under six years old, at 7am on May 26 when she told them she did not have any drugs or drug-related utensils.
Police searched a rear bedroom of the home where they found 1g of chopped cannabis in a Tupperware container and 4.3g of cannabis seeds.
Police also found a hypodermic syringe and needle full of an opaque substance which Owen said was "loaded" with amphetamines.
Owen admitted she smoked the cannabis the day before when she had a fight with her partner and loaded the syringe with intent of injecting the amphetamines.
Police also found a bong fashioned from a milk carton, a large box of unused syringes, two used capped syringes and another three used capped syringes in a motorcycle helmet, all of which were in reach of a child.
A partially full sharps container was discovered in the bedroom, as well as a coffee grinder, a number of clip-seal bags, digital scales and manual scales which Owen said she used to weigh drugs she had purchased.
Defence Lawyer Matthew Heelan said Owen had a "traumatic" few months.
No convictions were recorded.