Man’s mad dash to avoid cop search in Gatton CBD
THE dread of undergoing a police search was too much for a Lockyer Valley man who made a run for it before ending up in handcuffs.
When they caught up with him, police found he had drugs and a used glass pipe.
Gatton Magistrates Court heard Gareth Wayne Fisher, 40, had been with another person on April 8, when the pair drew police attention.
“Police were conducting patrols in the Gatton CBD about 12.35am,” Police prosecutor Sergeant Windsor said.
“They have noticed two male persons who have sparked their interest.”
The court heard police had detained the men and spoken to them.
After Fisher showed police some ID, he fled.
“When police advised they were about to search the defendant, he has attempted to run on foot and police have given a short chase, calling on him to stop,” Sgt Windsor said.
“He was ultimately detained again and, on this occasion, retained by use of handcuffs.”
He said Fisher “frankly admitted” to police he had drugs.
“He stated that was the reason for which he had run,” Sgt Windsor said.
Police found Fisher had a cigarette pack containing 10 clipseal bags, each holding about .1 gram of meth.
“The defendant had in his possession a used glass pipe, which he frankly admitted had been used to smoke ice,” Sgt Windsor said.
Fisher pleaded guilty to possessing dangerous drugs, possessing a used pipe and to obstructing police.
Magistrate Kay Ryan served Fisher a $600 good behaviour order for the period of six months.
“It will have two conditions, of course, and one is that you don’t break the law,” Ms Ryan said.
The other condition stipulated Fisher was expected to attend and participate in a Drug and Alcohol Assessment Referral course.
No conviction was recorded.
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