"Hand cream" in shoe was in fact amphetamines

A MAN who told police a bag of cream in his shoe was "hand cream", when it was in fact amphetamines, has been fined.

Luke Thomas Cox, 34, pleaded guilty at the Ipswich Magistrates Court yesterday to possessing dangerous drugs and possession of drug utensils.

The court heard police attended a residence on Waghorn St in Ipswich on another matter where they smelled burning cannabis.

They performed a search and found multiple clip seal bags containing 20 grams of the drug as well as a home made water pipe that had recently been used for the consumption of the drug.

During the search police found a bag of white cream in his shoe.

Cox told the police the cream was hand cream and he kept it inside his shoe.

Police tested the hand cream and found it contained amphetamines.

Magistrate Haydn Sjetrnqvist said Cox's history was starting to become a concern for the court.

He was fined $660 for the offences; the drugs were forfeited to the police for destruction.

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