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Police Wrap – 7 January 2011

By johnboy - 7 January 2011 28

1. Six plants in a dog box?

ACT Policing has seized six cannabis plants, approximately 100 cannabis seeds, a small amount of dried cannabis and a container of suspected cannabis resin from an inner city flat this afternoon (Thursday January 6).

Members from City Police Station attended the Ainslie Avenue flats for an unrelated matter yesterday (Wednesday January 5) where they observed a number of cannabis plants on the window sill of a unit.

General Duties officers executed a Drugs of Dependence warrant on the residence around 1.30pm today.

A 21-year-old man will be summonsed to attend the ACT Magistrate’s Court at a later date, charged with a number of drug offences.

2. It never pays to be predictable:

ACT Policing has arrested two men for an attempted armed robbery last night (Thursday January 6) in Tuggeranong.

Around 9.30pm a 33-year-old Kambah man and 33-year-old Bruce man were arrested following an attempted armed robbery at the Woolworths Supermarket in Kambah.

These arrests are part of a long term investigation in relation to several armed robberies over the last 18 months.

Both men are expected to be charged with conspiracy to commit an armed robbery and will appear in the ACT Magistrates Court today.

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Police Wrap – 7 January 2011
Tooks 7:05 pm 07 Jan 11

What a joke. Clogging up our courts and criminalising some poor sod because he grew a couple of plants so that he could get high and bother no-one. Meanwhile the Thuggies manage to evade the long arm of justice for a fourth consecutive year with the number of victims surpassing three figures.

Top marks for spouting uninformed, ignorant bollocks.

farnarkler 6:31 pm 07 Jan 11

Six canabis plants, 100 seeds, etc eh? It’ll cost thousands of dollars to try this individual when an on the spot fine would’ve done.

Deref 5:26 pm 07 Jan 11

Thanks for that excellent explanation, Mystery2Me.

DJ 3:05 pm 07 Jan 11

M2M – finally somebody posts the truth. Don’t worry the flames are sure to follow.

To the pro-stoners, if you don’t like the current legislation then there is a process to attempt to change it.

If people out there want to feel good, reduce their stress, enjoy better sleep and physical wellbeing then go for a long run.

Mystery2Me 2:13 pm 07 Jan 11

With respect to cannabis in the ACT, it is illegal to:

* use it yourself
* administer it to someone else
* possess any quantity of it
* cultivate or be involved in cultivating any quantity of it
* have any quantity of it for sale or supply

The Drugs of Dependence Act 1989 was amended to reduce the number of cannabis plants which can be dealt with by way of a Simple Cannabis Offence Notice (SCON) from five to two and the exclusion of all hydroponically or artificially cultivated cannabis plants from the SCON scheme.

The decision was made to exclude hydroponically grown cannabis plants from the SCON scheme as the trend towards hydroponic methods of cannabis cultivation indicated that the quantities of cannabis able to be produced and the potency of that cannabis was no longer in line with the original intentions of the scheme.

The Simple Cannabis Offence Notice (SCON) Scheme allows for a person to possess up to 25gms of dried cannabis, or two cannabis plants (excluding all hydroponically or artificially cultivated cannabis plants) for personal use only. If the fine is paid within 60 days, no criminal record will be recorded. It must be remembered, that possession of any amount of cannabis in the ACT is NOT legal.

Police have discretion whether to issue a SCON or charge an offender with a criminal offence.

Chop71 1:40 pm 07 Jan 11

He deserves to go big time….. not for his 6 plants, but for being so stupid as not remove them before the police came back. He had a whole 24 hours to cover up his mistake but was probably too “busy” to do anything.

So 21yo from Ainslie Avenue Flats, you’re an idiot

gospeedygo 1:21 pm 07 Jan 11

Well done Deref for stating a misconception about cannabis laws in the first post.

georgesgenitals 1:08 pm 07 Jan 11

What happened to ‘it’s criminalisation/tax on the stupid’ that we see here so often?

Skidd Marx 11:47 am 07 Jan 11

What a joke. Clogging up our courts and criminalising some poor sod because he grew a couple of plants so that he could get high and bother no-one. Meanwhile the Thuggies manage to evade the long arm of justice for a fourth consecutive year with the number of victims surpassing three figures.

Beserk Keyboard Warr 11:42 am 07 Jan 11

Hats off to the boys in blue for the bust of the century (#1). The gruelling war on drugs appears to have been officially won.

LarryBlaze 11:35 am 07 Jan 11

Damn they took my blaze away from my junkie flat…..

p1 11:19 am 07 Jan 11

Six plants might sound like a lot in a small apartment, but if they were on the window sill they must have been tiny little seedlings…

Ozi 11:06 am 07 Jan 11

#1 is still a good catch: a small amount for “personal use” is decriminalised but, importantly, still NOT ALLOWED. That’s why there is a Simple Cannabis Offence Notice (SCON) issued for small amounts – ie. a search by police on the street reveals you have a couple of spliffs in your pocket. Growing plants as well as the possession of resin and cannabis seeds is of a higher order of cannabanoid dalliance.

Rawhide Kid Part3 11:03 am 07 Jan 11

Re No1. Nope. Still illegal. Though if only a very small quanty, a fine is issued.

Deref 10:47 am 07 Jan 11

Good on the rozzers for #2 but, re #1, I thought having a few plants for personal use was decriminalised and generally tolerated.

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