71-year-old Kenwick woman fined for holding son’s cannabis stash

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A 71-YEAR-OLD woman from Kenwick has been fined after pleading guilty to possession of cannabis she was holding for her son.

The woman’s house was raided by police in April, with cannabis found stored in a coffee jar and other containers in a cupboard.

She was charged with possession of prohibited drugs with intent to sell or supply.

When she appeared in Armadale Magistrates Court on Tuesday, her defence lawyer said the woman was holding the drugs on behalf of her son, who had fallen three storeys from a building in his 20s resulting in severe injuries.

The man is still on heavy medication and uses a wheelchair and crutches, and the woman’s lawyer said cannabis eases the man’s chronic pain.

After the man had difficulties with people taking the drugs from his house in his invalid state, he stored the cannabis at his mother’s house.

Her lawyer said the mother wanted to help her son with his pain.

The magistrate said the mother had been put in a position no mother wants to be in, and fined her $750.

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