Is this Warwick or is it Nimbin?

A VISTING magistrate has had to check his bearings and questioned whether he was in Nimbin or Warwick while hearing a laundry list of drug charges during proceedings this week.

A bewildered Acting Magistrate Haydn Stjernqvist commented on his confusion in the Warwick courtroom, taking a moment to ask the police prosecutor whether he was confusing the two localities.

Drug matters took up a hefty chunk of Tuesday's appearances, with almost a quarter of the defendants on the court list facing drug-related charges.

A total of 16 people appeared in the court to face a staggering 41 drug charges.

Some of the more serious charges included producing, supplying and possessing dangerous drugs.

Two local men, including Brett Anthony Davis, of Allora, pleaded guilty to possessing drugs and Killarney woman Amanda McKay will front court again next month to face six charges, including supplying drugs.

Davis pleaded guilty to three drug charges on Tuesday and even had the cheek to ask police if he could keep a marijuana plant when they uncovered it in his backyard.

The court heard police executed a search warrant at the 25-year-old's residence on October 11 and found the 70cm plant growing in clear view.

Davis told police he left it out in the open because he didn't think anybody would pay attention to it in such an obvious spot.

He was fined $600.


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