Kerri Moore

'Pig Hunter' fined for storing hunting knife in his car

ROCKHAMPTON'S Dylan Smith might safely secure his hunting knives now after being slapped with a $450 fine for storing them in his car.

The 19-year-old "pig hunter" appeared in the Rockhampton Magistrate Court yesterday after being caught with a number of knives in his vehicle last month.

Prosecutor Clancy Fox told the court police intercepted Smith's vehicle in Dean St, Rockhampton, on December 21.

"At 9.30pm police pulled over the vehicle," Mr Fox said.

"When police asked if there was anything in the vehicle Smith admitted to having a number of knives in the car. Police observed a large hunting knife wedged between the centre console and the driver seat.

"He told police he used the knife for pig hunting and that he normally stored the knife like that."

Mr Fox told the courtroom a restricted drug was also found in the vehicle during the search.

"Police also found a sealed bag containing Enoxaparin Sodiam, which is a type of blood thinner, along with a syringe and needle," Mr Fox said.

"Smith told police a friend put it in the glove box but that he knew it was in there."

Smith pleaded guilty to one count of possessing a knife in a public place for which he was fined $450. He also pleaded guilty to one count of possessing a restricted drug without permission and was fined $500.



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