A Queensland man on bail for family-violence related assaults was caught with ice hidden in his bum bag has been fined $500.
Peter Stupple, 43, of Harnell Court, Goodna, pleaded guilty in Warrnambool Magistrates Court on Tuesday charged with possessing methamphetamine and committing indictable offences while on bail.
Magistrate Jon Klesdadt said if Stupple was going to use ice he could expect to end up in jail.
Stupple was arrested on Sunday after police were called about a suspicious man, who was seen at the intersection of Cleary and Rodgers roads on the eastern outskirts of Warrnambool at 11.50am.
Officers attended and a search located .24 grams of ice inside Stupple's bum bag. He was arrested and lodged in the police cells for two days.
Lawyer Jonathon McCary said Stupple was not a regular drug user and had forgotten the small quantity of ice was in his bag. He said he was intercepted by police after attempting to change a flat tyre.
At the time of the offending, Stupple was on bail for breaching court orders and family-violence related assaults. Those charges relate to an incident on March 2 where he allegedly grabbed a young teenager by the throat. He will appear in court for those matters in April.
In other news, a Caramut man caught with seven grams of cannabis has been fined $400.
Marcus Khann, 44, of Payne Street, pleaded guilty to possessing cannabis.
The court heard he was the passenger in a vehicle intercepted in Wangoom about 10pm on December 15. Police said the vehicle was searched as Khann was a known drug user.
Khann told police he purchased the drugs for $80 about three hours earlier. He said he had smoked cannabis for 18 years and knew he "had a problem".
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