Motorcyclist caught with drug equipment
A motorcyclist pulled over by police who was carrying drug equipment has been ordered to attend the Drug Treatment Court.
Paul Williams, 38, admitted possession of drug equipment found when he was stopped on his bike by police in connection with a separate matter. He also admitted a second offence of possession of drugs.
Magistrates' Court heard yesterday that a metal pipe was discovered after Williams, from Southampton, was pulled over in Middle Road.
The pipe was tested and found to have traces of cocaine. The incident happened on May 8.
Williams also pleaded guilty to possession of cannabis resin and diamorphine — heroin.
Magistrate Maxanne Anderson was told the drugs were found after a house in Southampton where Williams was a visitor was searched on October 31 last year.
Another man who was also at the house was arrested in connection with the incident, but Williams later confessed to police that the drugs were his.
Ms Anderson released Williams on $1,000 bail on each offence and ordered an updated mental health assessment for the defendant.
Williams is expected to appear in the drugs court on Tuesday.
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