Mountain Creek resident Emma Liedeway Cummins pleaded guilty to two counts of drug-related charges.
Mountain Creek resident Emma Liedeway Cummins pleaded guilty to two counts of drug-related charges. Contributed

Busted for smoking drugs

A WOMAN has been told she is running out of chances after being caught with marijuana.

Mountain Creek resident Emma Liedeway Cummins, 28, fronted court for drug possession on February 26 - her eighth appearance on drug-related charges.

Police prosecutor sergeant Phil Stephens told the court a Sunshine Coast specialist Investigation Branch executed a search warrant on her home on February 15.

Police found her lying in bed after her six-year-old son let them inside.

In the ensuite police found a bowl with 1.3 grams of cannabis, a water pipe, scissors and grinder - which she made full admissions of.

The court heard Cummins' cone was mixed with both cannabis and tobacco.

 

Mountain Creek resident Emma Liedeway Cummins pleaded guilty to two counts of drug-related charges.
Mountain Creek resident Emma Liedeway Cummins pleaded guilty to two counts of drug-related charges. Contributed

Magistrate Matthew McLaughlin was disgusted that the pregnancy hadn't deterred her.

"The shocking thing is you are heavily pregnant," Magistrate McLauglin told the court.

"If you can't stop smoking, child safety might be on your case. They could take your unborn child off you.

"Twice you have received probation orders, drug diversions, fines, suspended sentence, everything bar jail. A lot of magistrates would sentence you.

"You are getting close (to getting better) but are playing with fire. It damages the babies health and is very selfish. Take a look at yourself."

Cummins escaped jail purely due to the small amount but was slapped with a $400 fine for her troubles.


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