Police found Lynlee Mead’s drugs in a Star Wars R2D2 tin (pictured).
Police found Lynlee Mead’s drugs in a Star Wars R2D2 tin (pictured).

Force finds drug stash in R2D2 tin

IT would be a rare find, stumbling across over 3.5 kg of cannabis in a gully while taking a toilet break in the bush.

But that is the weak excuse Mt Morgan man Lynlee Peter Mead gave police when the drug was discovered in his car on the Leichhardt Hwy near Dululu on January 2.

Police found the drugs hidden inside three spare tyres, with a small personal amount in a Star Wars R2D2 tin, as well as about $13,500 cash in a backpack.

At the time Mead was on bail for the trafficking of a dangerous drug and three counts of supply of a dangerous drug after being caught in a police drug operation in 2012 that resulted in 53 people being charged.

Mean, now aged 42, pleaded guilty in Rockhampton District Court on Thursday to charges relating to both incidents.

Crown prosecutor Susan Hedge told the court the estimated street value of the drugs found in the car tyres was up to $39,100, while drug values from the trafficking charges were up to $8460.

Defence barrister Maree Willey said Mead was a heavy user of cannabis, which lead to his involvement in the crimes.

Judge Paul Smith described Mead as a brazen offender with a long previous criminal history.

He sentenced Mead to 3 years imprisonment, giving him a release date of March 20, 2015.


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