A MAN has received 75 hours of community work for possession of veterinarian grade steroids.
Joshua Adam Leeson pleaded guilty to two charges of possessing a prohibited drug and one of unlicensed possession of ammunition.
The prosecutor said police conducted a search warrant at Leeson’s house on September 13 at 6.30am.
In the main bedroom police found two vials of veterinary grade steroids and another vial of anabolic steroids.
In a bedside drawer they found two boxes of ammunition, comprising 87 rounds of .22 calibre bullets.
He had no explanation for the items.
His lawyer said Leeson had not used the drugs.
Magistrate Leanne Atkins asked why he had so much ammunition.
“He forgot they were there,” he said.
Magistrate Atkins was sceptical.
“What? He forgot he had two boxes of ammunition in his bedside drawer?” she said.
“Yes they are my instructions your honour. He had not been in there for a while.”
Magistrate Atkins said his offences presented a danger to public.
“It still gives me concern that you have veterinarian grade steroids – there is absolutely no reason to have them,” she said.
“You had not reason to have them and it is a danger to others to have unlicensed ammunition.”
She put him on 12-month Community Based Order with 75 hours community service work.