Growing two marijuana plants reaching about 180cm tall has landed a man a section nine bond to be of good behaviour for 12 months.
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Richard Antony Forbes was convicted at Cowra Local Court on Wednesday, June 7 for cultivating prohibited plants out of his back yard on Whitby Street, Cowra.
Representing himself at court, the 41-year-old pleaded guilty to the charge.
Facts tendered at court reveal police attended Forbes’ place about 3pm on March 31, where they informed of him of allegations being made in relation to him growing cannabis.
The facts say he initially denied knowledge but soon admitted to having two plants in the rear yard of his premises.
Police inspected and found two marijuana plants growing against a fence under a green shade cloth.
He told police the plants had been growing for a couple of months, and he was using the substance for his own personal use.
Police say they asked whether he knew that growing cannabis was an offence, to which he admitted.
Magistrate Michael O’Brien told Forbes to “think before he acts.”
“There’s plenty of ways to enjoy life other than resorting to the use of illicit drugs,” magistrate Michael O’Brien said.
“You need to exercise leadership, self discipline and parental responsibility.
“You need to be a good role model.”
The magistrate ordered him to enter a bond and make a promise that he won’t offend again.
“This bond is a promise by you to the community that you won’t reoffend,” Mr O’Brien said.
Forbes’ two marijuana plants were ordered to be destroyed.
A 48-year-old Cowra woman has received a 12 month good behaviour bond at Cowra Local Court on Wednesday, June 7.
Vicki Lee Dalton faced the court on charges of shoplifting along with goods in her custody suspected of being stolen.
According to police facts, around 9.30am Dalton went to the Top Ryde shopping centre’s Reject Shop where she stole two DVDs.
Later that day Dalton returned to the shopping centre and between 6.42pm and 7.20pm she stole DVDs, sheet sets, clothes and bathroom scales from both Big W and Kmart.
A loss prevention officer from Big W was alerted to the thefts due to CCTV footage and followed Dalton back to her vehicle where he ask her to accompany him back to Big W.
At 8.10pm police attended and conducted an interview with Dalton where she made a full admission to the shoplifting.
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