COURT: Roadside search leads to discovery of knife

A ROADSIDE police search turned up a knife in the backseat of a Maryborough man's car.

Tristan Alex Midson, 21, was in Nambour when he was stopped by police in the early hours of the morning.

After carrying out a licence check and breath test, the knife was discovered in the backseat of the car.

Midson pleaded guilty to one count of possessing a knife in a public place when he appeared before Maryborough Magistrates Court on Monday.

The court heard Midson had a history of drug offences, all involving marijuana.

Midson suffered from severe depression and anxiety and used the illegal substance to self-medicate, the court was told.

He was unemployed and receiving Centrelink benefits.

Magistrate Terry Duroux warned Midson against continuing to self-medicate, urging him to seek medical advice.

Midson was fined $450 and the knife was forfeited.

No conviction was recorded.



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