Drugs found in soup packet

A FORMER Warwick man will face the Toowoomba Supreme Court at a later date after yesterday being committed to stand trial for supplying a dangerous drug.

Joseph Lindsay Tucker, now of Tannymorel, appeared in the Warwick Magistrates Court yesterday where police alleged he supplied methylamphetamine hidden inside soup packets to another man.

He did not enter a plea.

The court heard on September 17 of last year a man was intercepted by police in a toilet cubicle at Mile End Park – at the corner of Wood and Tooth Sts – after leaving Tucker’s Tooth St home.

Two detectives approached the man as he was closing the toilet door and spoke with him inside the cubicle.

It was heard the man produced two clip seal bags from his pocket, which he told police were amphetamines, and a box of soup.

A detective involved in the case yesterday told the court police later uncovered an old phone message on the man’s mobile phone, which suggested “catching up over a cup of soup”.

This lead police to search the soup box where it was heard they uncovered a number of heat-sealed bags containing methylamphetamine.

The court heard the man told the police he had bought the drugs from an unknown person on credit for $4500, however a partial DNA match to that of Tucker’s was extracted from the evidence.

The detective told the court he wanted to search Tucker’s residence at that time but was unable to obtain the resources he required for the job, including sniffer dogs, for a month.

It was heard police conducted two separate searches at Tucker’s residence, in which they located items including heat-sealing devices, clip seal bags and marijuana.

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