A police search at a man’s home resulted in him being fined in Orange Local Court on Monday for possession of cocaine.
Paul Anthony Rudd, 30, of Spring Street, did not appear in court where Magistrate David Day convicted him and fined him $550 for possession of 0.4 grams of cocaine that was found in a bedside drawer on August 1.
“Cocaine reaps havoc not only where it’s grown and refined but also along the route, particularly in Mexico,” Mr Day said. He said it was his second offence but was only a small amount,” Mr Day said.
Police had gone to the house for an unrelated matter.
On August 13, another man was found to be in possession of methamphetamine and was also sentenced for drug possession on Monday.
Jason Paul Porter, 42 of Lords Place, and a woman were sleeping in a car near the intersection of Leura and Garema roads at 12.20am when they were found by police.
The police woke the pair up before conducting a search for drugs.
During the search, Porter was found to be in possession of 0.2 grams of methamphetamine.
He told police that the zip-lock bag containing the drug, which was found in his female passenger’s handbag, belonged to him.
On Monday, Mr Day sentenced Porter in his absence.
He convicted him and fined him $220 for being in possession of the drug.
*This story has been amended
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