Boxes of ammunition, marijuana found in dad’s shedPosted by On

A COAST father-of-two was found to be in possession of three boxes of ammunition and drugs when police searched his home.

Shayne Kenneth Perrow was asked to come home to his Little Mountain address when police arrived to execute a search warrant at 7.45am on August 15.

The 48-year-old father admitted ownership to about 225g of marijuana, a used water pipe and three boxes of ammunition found in a shed on the property.

“He stated he purchased a large quantity of cannabis at the start of the year and smokes it on weekends for personal use,” police prosecutor Amanda Brewer said.

“He stated he had a previous shoulder injury and smoking cannabis helped with the pain.

“The defendant doesn’t have a firearms licence for the ammunition, he stated they were old ammunition from when he used to go hunting a few years ago and he hadn’t disposed of it.”

Senior Constable Brewer said Perrow was very cooperative with police.

He had a previous conviction earlier this year for possessing explosives.

At Caloundra Magistrates Court today Perrow pleaded guilty to possessing explosives without authority, possessing utensils and possessing dangerous drugs.

“In relation to the ammunition he had forgotten about the bullets, they had been there in his house for at least 20 years,” lawyer David Crews said.

“The previous entries on the criminal history related to firecrackers and an air rifle that he’d had since a child.”

Mr Crews said the recording of a conviction would impact on Perrow’s ability to carry out trade work at police stations, schools and government buildings.

Magistrate Barry Barrett gave Perrow a $900 fine and the conviction was not recorded.

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