A quick outfit change wasn’t enough to throw waiting media off the trail of a 25-year-old man who fronted court on child abuse charges this morning.
A quick outfit change wasn’t enough to throw waiting media off the trail of a 25-year-old man who fronted court on child abuse charges this morning. Barry Leddicoat

Man's designated drug area at home lands him in court

A PALMVIEW man who had a "smoking room" in the shed in the back yard "to keep the drug activity out of the house" has been fined $800 for drug possession.

Police visited the home of Peter James Wakeford, 36, who took them on a "walk around" to reveal his various drug-use pastimes.

His activities included sessions with his mates where "he would shout them cones of cannabis, and they would smoke the cones in the smoking room", an admission which led to charges of supplying dangerous drugs.

Police also found 24 LSD tablets, which the Maroochydore Magistrates Court heard were for his personal use, as well as a grinder, metal box, scales and water pipes related to cannabis use.

Wakeford, who is qualified in politics, is hoping to work in the public service in international relations.

He pleaded guilty to several offences.

No conviction was recorded.


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