July 10, 2014

A 30-year-old Kingaroy man who told police Queensland law didn’t apply to him has been sentenced to six months probation after pleading guilty to a number of charges in Kingaroy Magistrates Court today.

Jason Perkins, who appeared in custody via videolink, admitted possessing dangerous drugs, possessing instructions on producing dangerous drugs, unlicensed driving and driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle.

He also pleaded guilty to contravening a police direction.

Police Prosecutor Sgt Pepe Gangemi said a police search of a house in Windsor Circle, Kingaroy, had uncovered 129g of cannabis and a book about marijuana horticulture.

Sgt Gangemi said Perkins later told police Queensland law didn’t apply to him – although Perkins claimed these were not his “exact words”.

Solicitor Caroline Cavanagh said her client had a Bachelor of Science and was a recording artist, but drug use had “created some mental confusion for him over the years”.

Magistrate Bucknall said Perkins had a perverse view of the laws of the land and the need to comply with them.

He said Perkins had previously told him he had signed the bail warrant under duress “so I relieved him of that”.

Ms Cavanagh said her client had been in custody for a couple of weeks now which had given him time to think about his position.

“You seem to have a perverse view of the application of the laws and how they apply, or in your view don’t apply,” Mr Bucknall said.

“I assure you that is not the case.”

Perkins was placed on six months probation on the drugs charges and convicted and not further punished on the other counts.