Prison sentence for carrying spoon and scissors in knapsack

A ROCKHAMPTON man who was caught with a spoon and scissors in a knapsack while riding a bicycle on October 19 was sentenced to four months in prison in Rockhampton Magistrates Court last week.

Anthony Ronald Hong pleaded guilty to one count each of possessing utensils used in the administration of a drug offence and failing to identify his particulars after police intercepted him on his bicycle on Musgrave St at 12.20pm.

The court heard Hong used the scissors and spoon in the administration of morphine.

Defence lawyer Matthew Heelan told the court Hong became addicted to morphine after a traffic crash.

"He injects the morphine instead of administering it orally as prescribed," Mr Heelan said.

"Doctors have told him injecting it could kill him."

Hong was fined $300 and given immediate parole.



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