Dawesville mother hid drug ice in daughter’s toy box

Dawesville mother hid drug ice in daughter’s toy box

A DAWESVILLE mother who hid the drug ice in her three-year-old daughter’s Dora the Explorer toy box will not have a criminal conviction recorded against her name.

Lauren Michelle Pracilio pled guilty to a charge of possessing a prohibited drug namely methamphetamine, possessing a prohibited drug namely dexamphetamine and possessing a prohibited weapon namely a flip-knife.

The police prosecutor told the court the drugs were uncovered during a police search of Pracilio’s home.

They found a clipseal bag containing methamphetamine in her daughter’s bedroom in the toybox.

Police also found six clipseal bags containing dexamphetamine and a flip-knife in Pracilio’s handbag.

Pracilio, who is on a single parent pension, did not have a prescription for dexamphetamine.

Pracilio’s lawyer told the court that the drugs did not belong to his 28-year-old client.

He said his pregnant client, did “intend to discard the drugs” when she found them.

“The substances were left at her place, she doesn’t know by who [sic],” he said.

“But she accepts that she has knowledge and control of the drug.”

This is Pracilio’s second conviction for possession of a prohibited weapon.

Pracilio was granted a spent conviction in relation to the drug offences, but was not for possession of the flip-knife.

She was given a global fine of $800 and ordered to pay costs of $723.60.