TWO men faced Mandurah Magistrates Court on Tuesday charged with a number of offences after police executed a search warrant under the Misuse Drugs Act on May 17 at one of the men’s home.
Brent Aaron Patrick Johnson, 22, of Dudley Park, pleaded guilty to unlicensed possession of dangerous goods and storing, handling or transporting dangerous goods without permission.
Police prosecutor sergeant Rod Murray said police uncovered fireworks at Mr Johnson’s home after a search warrant was executed.
Officers concluded Mr Johnson wasn’t a licenced holder for dangerous goods and he was subsequently charged.
Counsel for Mr Johnson said his client was storing the fireworks for a friend.
Magistrate Vivian Edwards said his offences carried a maximum penalty of a $50,000 fine or two years’ imprisonment.
He was fined $1200 plus $125.70 costs and there was an order for destruction of the fireworks.
Jarrad Donald Westcott, 22, of Ravenswood, was present at the home at the time of the search.
Officers found less than one gram of methylamphetamine in two bags, a glass pipe to smoke methylamphetamine and a crossbow under the bed.
Mr Westcott took full ownership and pleaded guilty to possessing a prohibited weapon, possessing a prohibited drug and possessing a smoking implement.
Counsel for Mr Westcott said his client had bought the crossbow from the Gosnells Markets and didn’t know it was illegal.
Magistrate Edwards fined him $1270 plus costs.