Homemade mace found during police raid

KIM Julie-Anne O'Donnell, 53, was caught with homemade mace spray in her possession during a police raid, the Gatton Magistrate Court has heard.

Police Prosecutor Senior Sergeant Steve De Lissa told the court police searched an Edgerton Dr Address in Plainland on June 6.

"The defendant answered the door, and police located 70.9 grams of cannabis, scissors, bowl and water-pipe, and the mace," Sgt De Lissa said.

"The defendant admitted the items were hers.

"She then told police her husband had made the mace for her own personal protection."

The court heard O'Donnell had never used the mace and suffered a medical condition and used the cannabis to treat it.

Magistrate Damian Carroll said it was a significant amount of cannabis to have in her possession.

"It also concerns me you need mace for your personal protection," he said.

Magistrate Carroll sentenced O'Donnell to 10 months' probation with strict conditions and no convictions were recorded.
 


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