‘Fastest search warrant in history’: Weed user reveals stash to cops
A LAWYER has described the search of Steven James Davis’ house as the ‘fastest search warrant in history’ as the defendant told police exactly where his drugs and utensils were when they arrived.
Solicitor Michael Corbin told the St George Magistrates Court on October 20 that Davis pleaded guilty to possessing utensils and cannabis.
Police prosecutor sergeant Heather Whiting said police executed the search warrant on September 25.
“The defendant declared that he had some weed on his table,” sgt Whiting said.
“That was 2.3 grams.
“The defendant declared a glass bong on the table and so further declared a bong and pairs of scissors on the table.”
Mr Corbin then stood up and told the court, “this is the fastest search warrant in history!”
“They commenced at 8.42 and finished at 9.03, and he identified everything to them!
“He freely admitted his use in the vicinity, and the items that were there.”
He said while many people Davis’ age say ‘it’s only cannabis’, but reminded the court that it is a criminal offence.
Magistrate Tracy Mossop told Davis that while some jurisdictions have legalised marijuana, such as in the United States, there is a reason why it’s illegal in Queensland.
“Unmonitored use of this drug over an extended period of time can cause mental health issues, particularly in males” Magistrate Mossop said.
“Three out of four males who engage in cannabis use over a lengthy period of time are more likely to have mental health issues than people who don’t.”
Davis was slapped with a $600 fine with a conviction recorded.