NAMED: Who faced court and the magistrate's decision
Charged for using drugs to ease pain
A 30-YEAR-OLD Kingaroy man is in the process of being approved for medicinal marijuana to help in treating his diagnosis of bipolar, schizophrenia and anxiety.
However, Matthew Paul Frederick Parker appeared in Kingaroy Magistrates Court for possession of seven grams of marijuana after police executed a search warrant on May 8.
He was fined $250 and a conviction was recorded.
Festival goer tests positive for drugs
A WEEK after returning home from a music festival 19-year-old Swickers employee Dylan George Coleman tested positive for drugs.
The P-plater was intercepted driving on Knight St on August 3 and tested positive for methamphetamine.
He was disqualified from driving for three months and fined $300.
Court appearance for using drugs to relieve pain
TAKING drugs to curb knee pain because he had run out of medication has cost a single-father.
Kyle George Coleman tested positive to methamphetamine driving on First Ave on August 30.
He was fined $500 and was disqualified from driving for three months.
Woman disqualified following positive drugs test
A WOMAN has been warned by the magistrate against feeling tempted to drive to the shops after her licence was disqualified for three months for drug driving.
Olivia Ellen Marshall tested positive for ecstasy and MDMA on Moonya St.
Having moved WA Marshall is continuing to look for employment in the South Burnett.
She was fined $300 in addition to having her licence disqualified.
A conviction was recorded.
P-plate accepts punishment for wrongdoing
ZACHARY James Valentine told the Kingaroy magistrate he accepts he made the wrong decision when he got behind the wheel after taking marijuana.
The P-plater tested positive on Walter Rd at 7.14pm on August 24.
"I understand I broke the law, made a bad mistake and won't do it again," he said.
He was disqualified from driving for one month and fined $300.
No licence doesn't stop woman from getting behind the wheel
CASEY Ann George has never held a driver's licence but that didn't stop her getting behind the wheel of her Ford falcon.
When intercepted by police at 12.30pm on October 4 George was driving an unregistered and uninsured car.
Appearing in Kingaroy Magistrates Court on November 4 George said she had just bought her car and was in the process of getting a licence.
She said she took full responsibility for her actions and found life difficult without her licence since moving from Brisbane to Wondai.
She was disqualified from driving for three months.
Father faces court for drug possession
POLICE found a small amount of marijuana when searching Matthew Trent Cowan's car on River Rd and Youngman St at 9.30am, on October 9.
The 28-year-old man who suffers from an intellectual disability faced Kingaroy Magistrates Court on November 4.
The father of two children, aged three and four-years-old was fined $250 and a conviction was recorded.
Single father fronts court on drug charges.
A South Burnett man who recognises his own 20-year-old drug problem was charged after police attended his Alford St house with a search warrant.
Kema William Sturmey faced Kingaroy Magistrates Court charged with possession of 125 grams of marijuana and for having three pipes, a set of scissors and two grinders used in connection to smoking dangerous drug when police executed a search warrant at 11.40am on October 8.
Magistrate Andrew Sinclair suggested the single father, who is employed as a chef, should seek help from support services for his drug used.
Sturmey was fined $350 for both offences, seized items were forfeited and a conviction was recorded.