A man forgot he had 60 marijuana seeds stashed in his closet.
A man forgot he had 60 marijuana seeds stashed in his closet.

Dad caught with 60 cannabis seeds ‘forgot’ he had them

SIXTY marijuana plant seeds were stashed in clipseal bag in a wardrobe but, until police found them, their owner forgot he even owned them.

Gatton Magistrates Court heard police searched the home of a Placid Hills father on July 31 and found the seeds in a bedroom wardrobe.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Alister Windsor said Joseph Goodman-Jones, 36, told police what they were but said he had “forgotten they were there”.

“He said he moved from his address in Brisbane a couple of years earlier and had moved the seeds and had subsequently forgotten they were at that location,” Sgt Windsor said.

He said police also found a plastic water pipe in the laundry, which Goodman-Jones admitted was his.

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The court heard the search took place several weeks after Goodman-Jones was caught drink driving on Parklea Dr, Placid Hills.

Police pulled Goodman-Jones over on June 9 at 7.30pm for a random breath test.

Sgt Windsor said the test confirmed Goodman-Jones well above the 0.05 legal limit with a reading of 0.216.

Duty lawyer James Ryan told Magistrate Kay Ryan his client had been taking steps to kick an alcohol habit.

“He has had a few teleconferences with Alcoholics Anonymous,” Mr Ryan said.

“He has also been in contact with Headspace and his GP is sorting out a mental health plan.”

Goodman-Jones pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol, possessing dangerous drugs and possessing utensils.

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Ms Ryan told Goodman-Jones she was concerned by a previous drink driving offence to which he had pleaded guilty earlier this year.

“It was a low-range drink drive but this one is a significant reading,” Ms Ryan said.

“(But) I note … you’re addressing your issues through A.A, which is a good thing.”

She fined Goodman $1300 for driving under the influence and disqualified him from driving for a year.

For the drugs matters, she served him a $400 four-month good behaviour bond.

He is required to participate in a drug assessment and education session.

No convictions were recorded.

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