Gyprocker fined $800 for growing three cannabis plants

An 18-year-old has been fined $800 after police found three cannabis plants at her home.  (Great Southern Live)

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AN APPRENTICE gyprocker who was found with three cannabis plants during a police search has been fined $800.

Albany Magistrates Court heard Kotara Mary-Rose Hill plead guilty to one charge of cultivating a prohibited plant and one count of possessing drug paraphernalia.

Police Prosecuting Sgt Alan Dean said police executed a search warrant on Ms Hill’s Lower King home at 10am on January 26 and found an electric grinder and two smoking implements along with the three plants.

The 18-year-old’s defence lawyer said her client had been using cannabis for a year to help with her anxiety.

Magistrate Dianne Scaddan said she would grant Ms Hill a spent conviction because she was going well on a drug and alcohol diversion program.

“These offences are never trivial,” she said.

“I’m satisfied you’re of prior good character.”

Ms Hill was also ordered to pay court costs of $248.70.

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