Selling a stolen jet ski cost Mandurah man $5500

A GREENFIELDS man � who has a problem with methamphetamine – sold a stolen jet ski even though he suspected it was stolen because he got it in a �deal too good to be true�.

Lee David Garnett (30) pleaded guilty in Mandurah Magistrates Court on Friday to possessing methamphetamine, growing a prohibited drug, possessing a controlled weapon, possessing drug paraphernalia, two counts of possessing stolen property and possessing a firearm and ammunition without a licence.

The police prosecutor told the court that Garnett bought the stolen jet ski for $500.

It was stolen from a farm in Coolup early in 2015.

When it came into Garnett�s possession he used spray paint to hide the VIN number and change the hull.

He then sold it in October last year for $3000 via a Facebook buy and sell page.

Garnett gave the purchaser a receipt where his last name, phone number and address were written incorrectly.

Police searched Garnett�s home and found an air rifle, a baseball bat with nails protruding from the end, knuckle dusters, methamphetamine and cannabis.

Garnett told police that the bat was for �self-defence against Aboriginals�.

Counsel for Garnett said he was aware he should not have sold the jet ski.

He said Garnett had an interest in weapons and a problem with methamphetamine.

Garnett was given a global fine of $2500 and ordered to pay $3000 restitution to the purchaser of the jet ski.