In case you were wondering, committing a crime badly won’t save you from punishment.
In February 2019 a resident of Shepparton was found in possession of one mature cannabis plant, 17 small plants, a quantity of cannabis and cannabis growing material. He was charged with drug offences.
The matter was dealt with before Stuthridge M at Shepparton Magistrates Court. Ms Molly Wooderson appeared for the prosecution. The defendant was represented by Ms Kate Martin of Victoria Legal Aid. She submitted that the defendant had been seeking treatment since his arrest, was not a good gardener and had failed to care for the plants.
Her Honour sentenced the defendant to a one-year good behaviour bond without conviction.
Police v Povey (2019) Shepparton News, 2 July 2019, p.5