Man uses ‘dog’ in bedroom trick to hide drug stash
A MAN used a trick to deter police from entering his bedroom and finding his stash of drugs.
David James Richardson pleaded guilty in Rockhampton Magistrates Court on Thursday to possessing cannabis, a grinder and two water pipes used to smoke the dangerous drug.
Police prosecutor Jess King said police went to a home in Norman Gardens about 12pm on September 17 in relation to another matter, where Richardson opened the door.
Ms King said Richardson told police there was a dog in the bedroom and that's why the door was closed.
Police opened the door and saw, sitting on a table in the middle of the room, green leafy material in a bowl and container, two water pipes and a grinder.
He told police it was his cannabis and he would grind it in the bowl to smoke in his water pipes.
Lawyer Caitlin Shannon-Dear said he was a young man with no drug offences on his history.
Richardson was ordered to drug diversion with no criminal convictions recorded.