Couple fined $1500 each for drug possession

AN INITIAL reluctance to declare the drug ice in their walk-in-wardrobe soon changed to an admission when police searched a Peregian Springs couple's home.

The couple of more than 20 years, aged 43 and 37, told police they had nothing to declare when officers raided their home on December 2 last year, Maroochydore Magistrates Court heard yesterday.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Rick Pallister said officers were searching a garage when the man told them they would find something in a walk-in-wardrobe. Sgt Pallister said a small quantity of clip seal bags containing a crystal substance were found.

He said the man told officers it was ice. The total weight was 4g.

The court heard the couple used the drug daily. The couple's defence lawyer Steven Brough said his clients had displayed initial fear when police arrived but ultimately cooperated.

Mr Brough said they had two children and owned a camera repair business.

Magistrate Annette Hennessy warned the couple they would be at extreme risk of going to jail if they were to be charged again with similar offences.

The couple were fined $1500 each.



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