Cal Fitzgerald pleaded guilty to drug charges in Proserpine Magistrates Court.
Cal Fitzgerald pleaded guilty to drug charges in Proserpine Magistrates Court. Contributed

Teen told 'smoking dope' will ruin his brain

A MAGISTRATE has slammed a teenager caught with marijuana, telling him "smoking dope" will ruin his brain.

Cal Douglas Fitzgerald, of Cannonvale, was found with several other people in a car at the Beacons on August 9.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Emma Myors said as police approached the car they noticed a bong.

"The people in the car were detained and searched," Sgt Myors said.

"Police found cannabis and other items, including a bong, which was about to be used to smoke the cannabis - (Fitzgerald) stated the items were not his."

Fitzgerald later pleaded guilty in Proserpine Magistrates Court to two drug-related charges.

Magistrate James Morton told the court that as an 18-year-old, Fitzgerald was "stupid" and likely to make bad decisions.

"You're a druggie, go clean your act up," Mr Morton said.

Fitzgerald was fined $400 and put on a good behaviour bond and ordered to complete a drug and alcohol awareness course.