Drug supply charges struck out

A MAN accused of supplying drugs has had two charges against him struck out in the Maryborough Magistrates Court. Ben James Hadley, 31, still faces charges of producing and possessing cannabis.

Police from the State Drug Investigation Unit searched his Maryborough home on July 3 and found more than 800g of the drug as well as hydroponic equipment.

Hadley told the officers he had harvested four marijuana plants a week before the search.

He said he had grown the plants from seed and they were about three feet in height at the time he harvested them.

Hadley said the drugs were for his personal use but he occasionally shared with mates.

Police charged Hadley with two counts of supplying a dangerous drug, but barrister Andrew Bale successfully argued there was not enough evidence to support the supply charges.

Acting magistrate Neil Lavaring struck out the two charges of supplying a dangerous drug.

Hadley was committed to the Maryborough Supreme Court on the other charges. He did not enter pleas to either.



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