Parmelia man cleared of charges for having vials of testosterone

A PARMELIA man caught with vials of testosterone said he had it for his former job as a topless waiter.

Jacob Hughes pleaded guilty to possessing a controlled weapon, possessing drug paraphernalia and three charges of possessing a prohibited drug.

The prosecutor said the items were found after a drug search warrant was executed at Hughes’ home.

Police found blisters of tablets containing the drugs tamoxifen and tadalafil, vials of testosterone and five glass smoking pipes with traces of methamphetamine on them.

One of the vials of testosterone was found hidden in a Weetbix tin in a cupboard.

Police also found a green laser pointer.

Two of the possessing drugs charges were dismissed as tamoxifen and tadalafil are Schedule 4 drugs.

Magistrate Leanne Atkins vacated Hughes’ earlier guilty pleas.

His lawyer said the 30-year-old worked fulltime as an electrician.

She said he had been suspected of more serious offending and that was why his house was raided.

She also said he had been using methamphetamine but since the raid had received a “wake up call” and no longer used.

Hughes used to work as a topless waiter and the vials of testosterone were leftover from that time his lawyer said.

Magistrate Atkins ordered destruction of the pipes, laser pointer and drugs.

Hughes was fined a total of $900 for the remaining charges.