Court in brief

By Courtney Lynch 

Woman abused, swore at police

Stephanie Tai Smith, 33, was arrested at the Maroochy Botanic Gardens on April 15 after abusing and threatening police.

Police were called to the park after families reported Smith yelling obscenities and playing loud music from her car.

The court heard Smith, 33, who was charged with possessing dangerous drugs and public nuisance offences, abused police when they questioned her.

“F**k off, I’m going to headbutt you, you corrupt c**t,” she said.

Police also found four Suboxone Film in her handbag.

Smith said she did not have a prescription for the drugs and was off her own bi-polar medication at the time of offending. She was fined $800.

Drugs kept in metal safe

A Palmwoods woman has pleaded guilty to drug possession after police found a metal safe bolted to the floor of her home with 90 grams of cannabis inside.

Angela Morrison, 38, was not home at the time of the police search but her husband Nathan Morrison, who also appeared before the Maroochydore Magistrate Court on drug charges, advised police the cannabis belonged to his wife.

Magistrate Rodney Madsen told Morrison that in all his time as a magistrate she was the first person he had met that used a “locked, bolted safe” to house recreational cannabis.

“I have a 10-year-old at home,” Morrison replied.

Morrison was sentenced to five months’ jail with immediate parole.

Man banned from Ocean Street

James Darren Lockwood, 18, has been given a 12-month good behaviour bond and has been banned from the popular Ocean Street party precinct for 12 months.

Lockwood was arrested after being given a banning notice at 1.30am on September 19 from the area after having had “way too much to drink”.

He returned to the area at 1.50am and was taken to Maroochydore Watchhouse.

“Stay away from Ocean Street,” Magistrate Rodney Madsen said.

Anzac Day offence for ADF hopeful

A Sunshine Coast registered nurse who dreams of joining the Australian Defence Force has pleaded guilty to committing a public nuisance on Anzac Day.

Sabrina Lewis, 22, was arrested at Brisbane’s Eagle Street Pier on April 25.

Police attended George’s Paragon Seafood Restaurant and found Lewis seated on top of a tall table talking and swearing loudly on her phone.

The court heard she attempted to strike the arresting officer.

Lewis also harassed a couple earlier in the night in a cab line as well as ripping service medals off the chest of another patron.

Magistrate Rodney Madsen said there was a strong need for Lewis to curb her behaviour.

“This must have been embarrassing for you,” he said.

“As much as you’d be embarrassed by it, it could have been worse.”

Lewis was given to an $800 good behaviour bond and banned from the Eagle Street Pier for 12 months.

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