Man fined after calling police and giving them an earful
The actions of a hungover man who called police to leave a nasty voicemail have been blasted by a magistrate.
Dylan Taylor pleaded guilty in Townsville Magistrates Court to four charges, including possessing dangerous drugs and using a carriage service to menace, harass or cause offence. The court heard that on April 8 this year, police searched a residence in Walker St, Townsville, at 1.45am.
Police located Taylor in his bedroom and found a water pipe, a bowl with 1.45g of cannabis and an electric coffee grinder. Police prosecutor Senior Sergeant Felicity Nalder told the court that later that day police became aware of a message left at Townsville District Police Headquarters.
"The defendant used his mobile phone to ring and leave a message on a message service about 20 seconds long containing threatening language towards police," she said.
Defence solicitor Helen Armitage told the court Taylor was a father to two young children and was their sole carer.
Magistrate Viviana Keegan said Taylor's behaviour was "really stupid."
Taylor was placed on a six-month good behaviour bond and fined $400.
Ms Keegan recorded convictions for the three drug charges but not for the use a carriage service charge.
Originally published as Man fined after calling police and giving them an earful