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Fine for busker with dangerous item in case

A busker was fined after police found something potentially dangerous in his guitar case.
A busker was fined after police found something potentially dangerous in his guitar case. Rob Williams

A BUSKER has been fined after police found something unusual and potentially dangerous in his guitar case.

Steven James Goodchild was busking in Dicky Beach about 8.30pm on July 29 when passing officers saw he was unsteady on his feet.

Police then noticed a syringe containing liquid and blood in his guitar case among coins passers-by had thrown in.

After searching Goodchild, police also found 1g of marijuana in his leather jacket.

Goodchild pleaded guilty in the Maroochydore Magistrates Court today to single counts of possessing dangerous drugs and failure to dispose of a needle or syringe.

When addressing the court, Goodchild said he didn't believe the drugs found in his pocket weighed that much and claimed the syringe was his friend's.

Acting magistrate Graeme Hillan fined him $900 with convictions recorded.

Topics:  busking court crime dangerous drugs marijuana maroochydore magistrates court syringe


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