St George man unaware of what drug he was on when busted drug driving
A MAGISTRATE offered stern advice to a St George man after he was busted drug driving while high on cannabis, but was unaware methamphetamine was in his system also.
St George Magistrates Court heard on Tuesday that Dalby police intercepted Damien Brett Milligan at 1.25am on May 10 on the Warrego Highway for a random roadside breath test.
Police prosecutor sergeant Heather Whiting told the court Milligan produced a positive reading to cannabis.
When officers conducted a search of the defendant’s vehicle, they also located scissors which had remnants of cannabis on the blades.
Milligan made full admissions to smoking the drug.
Magistrate Tracy Mossop asked the defendant, “did you see that methamphetamine came up in the certificate of analysis”.
He replied saying he was unaware that methamphetamine was in the cannabis at the time.
“That in itself should be a warning to you,” the magistrate said.
“There are cannabis suppliers out there who don’t even what’s in the drug, people are getting ‘bang for their buck’ so to speak.
“And that’s not the drug you want in your system.
“That’s the risk you take.”
Milligan pleaded guilty to drug driving and possessing utensils.
For the drug driving charge, the magistrate fined him $250 and disqualified him from driving for one month.
For possessing scissors, Milligan was fined $150.
The conviction was recorded for both offences.