Man fined for drugs after falling into hedge

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  • Magistrates’ Court (photo by Glenn Tucker)

    Magistrates’ Court (photo by Glenn Tucker)


A man who reportedly fell into a hedge trying to avoid police was fined in Magistrates’ Court for possessing cannabis.

Anthony Dyer, 50, pleaded guilty to a single count of possessing the controlled drug in connection to an incident on June 26, 2016.

The court heard that at around 2.30pm that day, officers were on mobile patrol on Roberts Avenue when they saw Dyer riding a motorcycle on a nearby yard.

The officers reported that as Dyer noticed them, he appeared to become nervous, fidgeting with his pocket.

He then turned the motorcycle and attempted to ride away from the police but fell into a nearby hedge in the process. Dyer then abandoned the bike, running along Roberts Alley.

Police followed Dyer and saw as several items appear to fall from his pockets, including a mobile phone and a plastic bag containing what was later found to be $600 of cannabis.

Dyer was later caught by the officers and admitted that the drugs belonged to him, explaining that it was for his personal use.

Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo subsequently fined Dyer $2,000 for the controlled drug.

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