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Man fined for hauling stolen goods

A MAN who hauled a stolen horse float, petrol cans and half a kilo of marijuana across the country and into Warwick has appeared in court.

David William Atkinson yesterday pleaded guilty in the Warwick Magistrates Court to a total of six charges, including possessing drugs and utensils, bringing stolen goods into Queensland and driving while unregistered and uninsured.

The 57-year-old was intercepted by Warwick police in Alexandra Drive on January 12.

Police found Atkinson to be in possession of 564g of marijuana, two pairs of secateurs - which he used to cut marijuana -, six pipes and 16 cannabis seeds.

The court heard Atkinson stole the horse float and petrol cans from his former employer in Western Australia, as he needed the items to move across the state.

Defence counsel for the man told the court his client intended to return the stolen items once he had relocated and didn't think his taking them would have been a problem.

Atkinson - who now resides in Biggera Waters - was fined $1900.

Topics:  crime, drugs, theft, warwick magistrates court




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