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Police smash down door, find crims stuffing drugs down toilet

George Stanley John Kirk pleaded guilty to seven charges including possessing dangerous drugs and possessing illegal weapons in Gladstone Magistrates Court on Friday.
George Stanley John Kirk pleaded guilty to seven charges including possessing dangerous drugs and possessing illegal weapons in Gladstone Magistrates Court on Friday.

MOMENTS before police kicked in a motel room door, two people desperately tried to dodge trouble by stuffing their illegal drugs down the dunny.

George Stanley John Kirk pleaded guilty to seven charges including possessing dangerous drugs and possessing illegal weapons in Gladstone Magistrates Court on Friday.

Kirk, who spent 142 days in custody following the incident, has an 11-page criminal history containing a number of weapon, assault and drug charges.

The court was told on July 10 at 4pm, police had knocked on Kirk and the co-offender's room door at the Camelot Motel on Toolooa St, Gladstone.

Both offenders failed to open the door and let the officers in when asked and instead did their best to try and hide the illegal items in their possession.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Barry Stevens said once police had forced their way in, the co-offender was found in the bathroom along with a sawn of firearm and drugs.

He said while Kirk had climb out the room's window to escape police, the co-offender tried to stuff drugs down the toilet.

Sgt Stevens said the broken weapon found on the floor was located with several bullets and scales.

"The drugs found were totalled 3.254 grams, of which pure weight was 2.052, so they were of very high purity drugs," he said.

Defence lawyer Tom Polley said his client had been diagnosed with anxiety when he was young and had now restarted taking medication for it, after refraining for many years.

He said if released from custody he planned to move and live with his family, who had "noticed a stark change in him" since he started making an effort at cleaning himself up.

Kirk was given a head sentence of 15 months imprisonment with immediate parole.

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