Lost wallet reveals Coast woman’s naughty past
A Coast woman was brought to the attention of police after her lost purse, containing $800 and cocaine was handed in, a court has heard.
Carni Raechell Muir's wallet was handed into the Maroochydore Police Station by a member of the public, who found it on Gardak Street on November 23.
Police prosecutor Lee Allan told Maroochydore Magistrates Court that police arranged for Muir to attend the station after the contents were revealed.
"The purse contained $750.25, personal cards, bank cards, and a driver's licence with the name of the defendant," Senior Constable Allan said.
"Also contained in the purse was a small clip seal bag containing a small amount of white powder and seven smaller clip seal bags containing white powder residue.
"The bag and powder were photographed weighing 0.4g."
Senior Constable Allan said Muir was cooperative with police and stated the powder was cocaine.
She said she had accidentally dropped the wallet out of her car at 8pm on November 22.
"She stated the money was a collection of funds from her dog walking business and she provided a diary confirming the money earned," Senior Constable Allan said.
The court heard she found the drug under car seat and had intentions of throwing it away.
"She stated the powder was cocaine and was left in car after a weekend away with her ex-boyfriend a while ago and that she had given up that behaviour since splitting," Senior Constable Allan said.
Muir pleaded guilty in Maroochydore Magistrates Court on Friday to one count of possessing dangerous drugs.
Duty Lawyer Jason Todman said the 24 year old was very remorseful and asked Magistrate Michael Bice to note her level of co-operation with police.
Given Muir's early plea of guilty and lack of any history, Mr Bice placed her on a $600 good behaviour bond for 12 months and ordered her to attend drug diversion.
No convictions were recorded.