Man smoked cannabis in his room with juvenile girlfriend
A 19-YEAR-old Kin Kora male who supplied cannabis to his juvenile girlfriend was sentenced to two years' probation in the Supreme Court at Rockhampton yesterday.
Brendon Walter Mead pleaded guilty to two counts of supplying a dangerous drug to a minor and one count each of supplying dangerous drugs and possessing drug-related utensils after police intercepted Mead in October last year.
Crown prosecutor Joshua Phillips told the court Mead, who was 17 at the time, smoked cannabis with his girlfriend, who was "14 or 15 years old", in his bedroom between January and May last year.
In a separate charge, text messages on Mead's mobile phone revealed he supplied a 16-year-old friend with a "quarter" of cannabis for $100 in September last year.
The buyer told Mead her father would drop her off and Mead later replied: "It was nice to meet you".
Crown prosecutor Phillips said Mead supplied "bud" to an adult on October 25.
"Count three was to a person who disposed of a snake for the prisoner and in exchange asked the prisoner for some bud," he said.
Police found Mead with a set of scales and a pipe used in connection with the commission of a crime under the drugs misuse act on October 28.
Defence barrister Tom Polley said Mead was warned by police when he was arrested.
"The police officer told him to stop screwing his life up," he said.
Justice Duncan McMeekin told Mead there was no suggestion he had compelled his juvenile girlfriend to smoke cannabis.
"You were clearly in some sort of relationship with the child," Justice McMeekin said.
"It's very sad to see a young person like you standing in the dock facing potential time in prison."
No convictions were recorded.