Drugs, stun-gun, Viagra found at Mt Morgan carnie's home

"IT'S speed and I just bought it from someone at the pub for $100" were Mount Morgan's Micheal John Matheson's undoing words which landed him in Rockhampton Magistrates Court this week.

Matheson, a carnival ride operator, pleaded guilty to two counts of possessing dangerous drugs and one charge each of possessing utensils for use, possessing utensils which had been used, unlawful possession of controlled drugs and possessing an unlawful weapon after police intercepted him at 10.30pm on October 23.

The court heard police found 0.4g of methamphetamine in a clip seal bag in the ash tray of Matheson's car which he said he would, "stare at for a number of days and try to give up the habit but probably end up rolling into a cigarette and eating it".

Police returned to Matheson's home at 11.30pm when he led them to a bag inside a wheelie bin which contained 9.9g of cannabis, 82 cannabis seeds and drug utensils.

They also found 14 pills of controlled drugs, some of which was Viagra.

Police found a pink anti-personal device, or a stun gun, which Matheson said he purchased online.

Defence lawyer Matthew Heelan said Matheson bought the stun gun for $35 and intended to give it to his girlfriend who worked at the pub. "The speed was offered to him fairly cheaply and the Viagra he found in landfill when working at the dump," he said.

Matheson was sentenced to two years' probation.



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