A GOLD Coast teenager who bought 874 LSD tabs from Nimbin to give to birthday guests in party bags won’t spend time behind bars, yet.
Samuel Robert Wessel pleaded guilty to a string of drug related charges when he appeared for sentencing at Southport Magistrates Court on Thursday.
The court heard when Wessel was 18, and working as a tiler, he did a cross-border drug run to Nimbin and bought $2000 worth of cannabis and $1500 worth of LSD.
Wessel took the drugs back to his Worongary home, which police raided last August.
During the raid officers found 224g of cannabis, 874 tabs of LSD, scales, resealable plastic bags and a number of illegal fireworks.
I’m being fed, sir, a load of rubbish – that’s what it boils down to. Your client is just telling lies, lies and lies to try and get himself out of trouble.
– Magistrate Ron Kilner
Several weeks after the first raid, Wessel was again arrested after police found more drugs, including amphetamines, in his car.
Wessel’s solicitor Jason Grant told the court the drugs found in the second raid were remnants of the drugs seized in August.
But this explanation was rejected by Magistrate Ron Kilner.
“You’re telling me that the police raid this granny flat, seize all of these drugs and then, a month later, he has still got the remnants of the drugs still in his car,” News Corp reported.
“You are stretching the imagination to a wonderland situation.
“I’m being fed, sir, a load of rubbish – that’s what it boils down to. Your client is just telling lies, lies and lies to try and get himself out of trouble.
“The explanations given defy the imagination.”
Mr Kilner placed Wessel on a two year good behaviour bond and ordered him to perform 160 hours community service.
Wessel was also fined $500 and a conviction was recorded.
If Wessel breaches his good behaviour bond within two years he will be re-sentenced on these plus any new offences.