Gladstone boiler maker caught with LSD, ice, Viagra

"IT'S from his past dabbling... there is no commercial element, he realises he's got himself into a spot of bother," lawyer Bradley Krebs told a Gladstone court about the drugs found at the home of Pravin Seneviratne.

Police prosecutor Gavin Reece said officers searched Seneviratne's Sun Valley home on April 28 and drug items found included 11.5 squares of LSD, five ecstasy pills, .3g of ice, 27.4g of cannabis, 13 diazepam pills, a Viagra pill, three clip-seal bags that held MDMA, and a metal pipe.

A marijuana plant was growing in the garden.

Seneviratne, 39, pleaded guilty to five counts of possession of dangerous drugs; unlawful possession of Restricted Drugs; producing a dangerous drug, cannabis; and possession of drug utensils.

"Police spoke to him and he admits the items were his but says he hadn't used drugs in two years except to smoke cannabis occasionally," Mr Reece said.

Mr Krebs said there was a single cannabis plant that had popped up from a seed with no suggestion of commerciality.

Mr Krebs said Seneviratne, a boiler maker, was an infrequent user (cannabis) for stress relief, "the rest were leftovers from past dabbling. It was foolish of him to retain the items".

He said the restricted drug items had been purchased online for a medical condition and been from long past personal use.

"He is aware that he needs to disassociate himself from drugs and he is subject to regular (work related) tests," Mr Krebs said.

"There is zero tolerance by his employer."

In his submission Mr Krebs sought a conviction not be recorded because it would interfere in overseas travel plans and job prospects.

Magistrate Richard Lehmann said the amount of drugs was small.

"It defies belief that someone subject to drug tests should smoke cannabis. You would have to be an idiot one would think," Mr Lehmann said.

He was fined $1200 by Mr Lehmann who did not record the conviction because of possible impact on work.



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