Mateship 'no excuse' for drug supply
HELPING a mate led to extra trouble for Glenwood concretor Tony John Cridland, who faced drug charges in Gympie Magistrates Court on Monday.
Cridland pleaded guilty to unlawfully possessing a used bong, as well as marijuana, methamphetamine and diazepam (sometimes branded as Valium).
He also pleaded guilty to supplying marijuana to someone called "Bazza" and to possessing a mobile phone on which the transactions were discussed in text messages.
Bazza was a mate to whom Cridland said he had supplied marijuana at cost, as a favour.
Magistrate Chris Callaghan said he accepted there was no commerciality in the transactions.
"It's still illegal and still a serious offence," Mr Callaghan said.
He fined Cridland $800.and warned him that his criminal record was "getting to the stage where other penalties might come into effect."