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Teen fined for pushing drugs on push bike

A TEENAGER caught with a number of LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) tabs in his pocket while riding his push bike was fined in the Mackay Magistrates Court yesterday.

The court heard that after the police had arrested the young man, they discovered he was supplying dangerous drugs.

Robert Joseph Colby, 18, pleaded guilty to one charge of possessing dangerous drugs and two charges of supplying dangerous drugs.

Robert Joseph Colby leaves court yesterday.
Robert Joseph Colby leaves court yesterday.

Sgt McDonald said neither was wearing a helmet.

She said when the pair saw the police they quickly hopped off their bikes.

Sgt McDonald said Colby initially denied having any identification with him before police pointed out he obviously had a wallet in the pocket of his shorts.

She said when Colby reached into his pocket to remove his identification a clip-seal bag also came out.

She said Colby pushed the bag back into his pocket and told police the shorts he was wearing belonged to a friend.

The bag contained six small square tabs of LSD, she said.

Sgt McDonald said a text message was found on Colby's phone asking for his "best price on cardboard", to which he replied that he could sell the LSD for $25, but that the buyer would have to come to his house because he'd been drinking.

Defence solicitor Chris Schrader said his client had no prior history and was living at home with his mother while completing an apprenticeship.

Magistrate Dean Wilkinson fined Colby $750 for all three charges.

He did not record a conviction.


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