Conviction for drug possession

Conviction for drug possession

A Cowra man who was already on a Community Corrections Order was convicted of possessing a prohibited drug when he appeared in the Local Court on November 4.

Zac George Whitehead, 23, entered a plea of guilty to the offence through his solicitor.

Recording a conviction and taking no action on the order breach Magistrate Michael O'Brien warned Whitehead any further breaches would see "a very different outcome".

Mr O'Brien made no order for a financial penalty pointing out Whitehead would still be required to pay court costs.

"I hope that is appropriate enough," he said before warning Whitehead "the only drugs you should be taking are those prescribed by your doctor".

The vehicle Whitehead, 23, of Redfern Street was driving was stopped by highway patrol officers about 2.15pm on September 15 this year for unrelated traffic matters.

When spoken to, police said Whitehead acted in a manner which may have indicated he may be under the influence of an illicit substance.

This lead to Whitehead being informed that he and his vehicle would be searched.

Inside a 'man bag' police located a small white pill that Whitehead told them was MDMA