28 October 2008

Flatmate dead? Dump the drugs.

| johnboy
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The Canberra Times has a bit on the Queanbeyan travails of Garth Waring after his flatmate Danny Ralph was killed walking home from the Royal Hotel on 29 March.

Having 38g of marijuana in the house when the police came to ask questions turned out to be a bad move.

The people’s hero, Magistrate Brian Van Zuylen, has been merciful however, sentencing the 49 year old to a 12 months bond with no conviction recorded.

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sounds like Garth was an idiot if he didn’t deny all knowledge of it. That’s the BEAUTY of group houses; the cops have to choose WHO to charge and it’s virtually impossible to prove WHO contraband belonged to (if in a common area anyway, not so if in a ‘personal’ space like a bedroom – be warned – keep stashes in ‘public’ spaces)

And van Zuylen aint no saint. More like a hanging judge. Legal eagles universally despise him. A very poor magistrate.

Merciful my arse. Hung over from a night on the turps with the local prosecutor is much more likely according to my counsel ….

actually Garth was the one to tell the police about it.

Poor bugger. Must have incriminated himself. Shouldn’t have spoken a word and waited til court to tell everyone the stash belonged to the deceased.

We should sub-contract out our copping to the Qbn cops, and our judging to the Qbn judges. Probably be cheaper, too.

canberra towie9:36 pm 28 Oct 08

Skidd Marx said :

Party on Garth!

LOL Nice one Wayne LOL

Party on Garth!

Its a terrible state of affairs when Canberra’s “people’s hero” of the judiciary is actually a Queanbeyan magistrate…

the smell?

Maybe he spent the night camped out in JB’s sleeping bag as per the tag line?

The police – “Once there they began to suspect there were drugs in the house”.

I wonder what made them suspect that – a bong on the coffee table? Jim Morrison poster on the wall?

Sensible outcome though.

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