Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Syringe and Drugs Found; Man Had Moved to Eton from Clairview

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Syringe and Drugs Found; Man Had Moved to Eton from Clairview

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Bruce McKean

Bruce.mckean@dailymercury.com.au

POLICE found a small amount of marijuana, some methyl-amphetamines and a used syringe in Paul Withers' house at Eton.

Withers, 46, had just moved to Eton from Clairview and had used two unregistered trailers and an unregistered caravan when he moved.

He is currently on bail for allegedly growing 1500 marijuana plants at Clairview, about 130km south of Mackay.

He pleaded guilty in the Mackay Magistrates Court this week to seven charges relating to a raid on his Eton property on August 20 last year.

Three of them were drug-related charges and four of them related to the use of unregistered trailers and a caravan.

Police executed a search warrant about 9.30am and Withers told them he had drug-related items in the house, prosecutor Constable Janelle Young said.

A clip-seal plastic bag of liquid methyl-amphetamines and two very small bags of marijuana were located, along with a used needle and syringe. …

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