Man caught growing marijuana in rural areaPosted by On

A BAFFLE CREEK man’s marijuana growing set-up has been described as “reasonably sophisticated” by police.

Shane Anthony Prestwidge, 47, pleaded guilty in Gladstone Magistrates Court on Wednesday to eight charges, including producing and possessing dangerous drugs and drink-driving.

On November 26, 2019, police executed a search warrant at a Baffle Creek address where they located 14 marijuana plants growing in a tent as well as growing lights, an extraction fan, a fan and two grow lamps.

An additional marijuana plant was found growing in a pot in a garden near the tent.

In Prestwidge’s car, police found 11g of marijuana in three separate bags.

In the house, they found a grinder with marijuana residue, and in a work shed there were used needles which Prestwidge said were for injecting amphetamines.

Months later, on May 9 at 6.42am, Prestwidge was stopped on the Bruce Highway in Bororen for a breath test where he blew 0.086.

Prestwidge said he had consumed a number of glasses…

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