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.