Clinton Brunton pleaded guilty to a range of drug charges at Gatton Magistrates Court.
Clinton Brunton pleaded guilty to a range of drug charges at Gatton Magistrates Court.

Drug deal spurs police to search Laidley shed

A LAIDLEY Heights man who shared Xanax with his friends soon had police knocking at his door.

Gatton Magistrates Court heard Clinton Reece Brunton, 20, drove to Ipswich to pick up Xanax on July 19.

Police prosecutor Rohan Brewster-Webb said Brunton and two others had taken the drugs at Brunton’s home.

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He told the court police had spoken to the friends.

“(One) said he attended the defendant’s home that night and (Brunton) had given him a Xanax,” Mr Brewster-Webb said.

“The other said (Brunton) also gave him a Xanax.”

Police arrived at Brunton’s home on July 22, searching a shed on the property.

They found five clipseal bags containing amphetamine, four bags of marijuana, digital scales, a hand grinder, a glass pipe, cone pieces, an electric grinder, a plastic straw and three used water pipes.

“All items displayed evidence of previous use,” Mr Brewster-Webb said.

Brunton pleaded guilty to six drug charges.

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The court heard Bruton suffered depression and anxiety but had not been prescribed Xanax.

Magistrate Kay Ryan noted Brunton’s criminal history.

“What really concerns me is your history – you have one in 2018, and one in 2019, both for drugs and here we are again with even more drugs,” Ms Ryan said.

“This does show a pattern.”

Brunton was served a 14-month term of probation.

The convictions were recorded.

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