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Man caught with drug-making cookbook

A MAN has been caught in possession of a book filled with illegal drug-making recipes
A MAN has been caught in possession of a book filled with illegal drug-making recipes File

A MAN has been caught in possession of a book filled with illegal drug-making recipes, which had been given to him by a concerned girlfriend.

The makeshift book was filled with pages printed off the internet and contained instructions for drug production and administration.

Police found the book after they searched the vehicle of 19-year-old Luke Douglas Gentry-Pike.

The teen had been parked on the side of the road in Redbank Plains when he was approached by police on October 23 at 12.05am

Officers conducted the search after they suspected drugs were in the vehicle.

As well as the book, police found quantities of cannabis and methamphetamine and a set of scales.

At Ipswich Magistrates Court this week, Gentry-Pike pleaded guilty to several drug-related charges which included possession of a dangerous drug and possession of instructions for producing a dangerous drug.

Police prosecutor Senior Constable Megan O'Brien said the teenager told police the cannabis and meth were his and that the drugs had been for personal use.

He said he used the scales to ensure he didn't get ripped off when purchasing illegal drugs.

Defence lawyer Claire Greer-Wilson said the book of drug recipes had been provided to him by his partner in order to make him aware of the affects of drugs he was taking.

Ms Greer-Wilson said her client did not have a drug history and that the book was never intended for the production of illegal drugs.

Gentry-Pike also pleaded guilty to one count of unlicensed driving, which he was charged for on November 11.

He was fined $800 and disqualified from driving for a month for all charges. The seized property was forfeited for destruction.




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