Man scams pot money, leaves phone

A DODGY drug deal has cost Justin Wayne McKellar his mobile phone and $500.

Two men in search of cannabis approached McKellar, 20, while he was walking near Bell Park on December 7 last year, Dalby Magistrates Court heard.

The pair handed McKellar $20 to buy the drug but he never returned.

McKellar had left his mobile phone with the two as a surety, who used it to send threatening text messages to his brother.

McKellar reported the messages to police, who charged him with attempting to supply a dangerous drug.

He pleaded guilty to the charge when he appeared in court on Tuesday.

Defence lawyer Peter Sloane said the scheme cost his client an expensive mobile phone.

"It is not the brightest financial agreement my client decided to embark on," Mr Sloane said.

Magistrate Kay Ryan recorded a conviction and fined McKellar $500.

"You're probably kicking yourself now," she said.

"It was a silly thing todo."


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