Dad jailed for giving a boy 'cones' of pot

A "REMARKABLY foolish" decision to give a 15-year-old Gladstone boy three cones of cannabis and a bong landed Michael Kulikov, 34, before the Rockhampton Supreme Court.

Supreme court Justice Duncan McMeekin condemned the father-of- three's actions after the boy arrived at Kulikov's former Gladstone residence with his "own supply of drugs", before Kulikov shared his cannabis between February28 and May 1 last year.

Gladstone mum sobs over jail for ripping off Centrelink $17K

 Barmaid caught with pot plant 'gift' in Central Lane flat

The court heard the boy already "knew all about cannabis" and in a police interview following the incident, said: "I know what marijuana looks like, I'd done it before."

Justice McMeekin said while the child's age and the fact he was "accustomed to cannabis" were relevant factors, it did not excuse Kulikov's actions.

Defence solicitor Maree Willey said at the time of the offence, Kulikov's relationship with his partner - who was pregnant with his third child at the time - was breaking down, and he was "stressed and anxious" over their future, and being left with a rental home and debt.

Justice McMeekin sentenced Kulikov to four months imprisonment.



Euthanasia could stop Labor forming minority government

Premium Content Euthanasia could stop Labor forming minority government

Katter’s Australian Party leader Robbie Katter, whose party could play a decisive...

GALLERY: Faces in crowd at Warwick Campdraft

Premium Content GALLERY: Faces in crowd at Warwick Campdraft

Rain, hail or shine, the 2020 Warwick Campdraft had a sizeable turnout today. Check...

No new Qld cases as Europe wave soars

Premium Content No new Qld cases as Europe wave soars

Qld records no new COVID cases as Europe’s second wave worsens