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.