Mother in the dock for big stash

A MOTHER of five has found herself in court for the first time after police uncovered what has been described as "a substantial amount" of drugs in her home.

Jodie Anne Sheather fronted Warwick Magistrates Court last week where it was heard police uncovered a total of 114g - worth around $3000 - of marijuana inside her home.

Officers executed a search warrant at the 25-year-old Warwick woman's home on October 27 and located a bag containing the drug in the kitchen.

The court heard police also uncovered three clip seal bags in a child's backpack.

Defence counsel for the woman told the court the 114g recorded weight was inclusive of the bags.

Acting Magistrate Haydn Stjernqvist was not accepting of the statement, telling him "you'd have to hope the bags were made of steel".

During the search, police also located a grinder and a set of scales that Sheather admitted to using to weigh the drug.

Sheather pleaded guilty to three charges, including possessing dangerous drugs, possessing utensils and possessing anything used in the commission of a crime.

Acting Magistrate Stjernqvist took Sheather's lack of criminal history into consideration when sentencing her.

Sheather was fined $1000 and no conviction was recorded against her.


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