Cannabis plant generic. Picture: (AAP Image/Renae Droop)
Cannabis plant generic. Picture: (AAP Image/Renae Droop)

Mum in court over garden filled with drug plants

AN OAKEY magistrate questioned a defendant on why she looked so unimpressed as the court heard the facts of her drug possession.

Police prosecutor senior constable Jodie Tahana explained to the court that officers searched the home of Susan Marie Learey earlier this year when they found three grown cannabis plants.

“Police arrived at the defendant’s residence at 7am,” const Tahana said.

“As police approached the house they sighted three black plastic pots with a green plant which was later confirmed to be cannabis.

“The plants were 30cm in length.”

Const Tahana also explained on further inspection of the property, police found a small bag of green leafy material.

Learey’s lawyer Joe McConnell told the court the 48-year-old, who works as a cook in town, has a dated history and should be let off with a warning.

Magistrate Tracy Mossop was less than impressed with the mother-of-two as she sat with a look of boredom in the courtroom.

“I don’t know why you’re looking so unimpressed, you gotten yourself into this mess,” Ms Mossop said.

“As a mother you need to do better.”

Learey was fined $400.

No conviction was recorded.


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