Rockhampton businessman moved earth and marijuana

ADAM John Sigler wasn't just pushing dirt for a living. He was also pushing drugs.

The earth-moving business owner was sentenced to four months jail after marijuana and a large sum of money were found by police in a safe at his Kawana home.

The 37-year-old pleaded guilty in the Rockhampton Magistrates Court on Friday to charges of supplying and possessing dangerous drugs.

Police prosecutor Karen Dunham said police executed a search warrant on the house on August 17, 2011.

She said 265.3g of marijuana and $1240 cash was found in a wall safe.

A set of digital scales which smelt of marijuana and a post package containing fireworks was also located.

Ms Dunham said it was unknown to whom Sigler supplied the drugs.

Solicitor Grant Cagney said his client suffered from bipolar and was using marijuana at the time of the offence to allow him to get regular sleep.

Mr Cagney said Sigler also kept cash from his earth-moving business in the safe.

The court heard the defendant had not been charged with another offence since 2011.

Magistrate Barry Cosgrove sentenced the man to four months imprisonment, wholly suspended for 12 months.



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