ABC news Australia reports
William Pointon called police to a Tennant Creek property to report that a young person had broken into his residence and stolen some of his cannabis plants.
First up … for those of you who might wonder where Tennant Creek is?
Simply put.. In the middle of nowhere
The ABC writes….
Now, the 61-year-old has paid the price for dobbing himself in.
- William Pointon called police to report the theft of his cannabis plants
- He says while the plants should not be illegal, young people should not have them
- The 60-year-old will be sentenced later this week
Pointon pleaded guilty in the Alice Springs Supreme Court yesterday to cultivating a commercial quantity of cannabis.
The court heard that after police arrived, Pointon invited them inside to inspect the property.
Officers found and confiscated 69 cannabis plants, some up to 1.5 metres tall.
Defence lawyer Noah Redmond told the court that while Pointon felt cannabis should not be illegal, he believed children should not have access to it.
“The fact that he did call police on himself for cultivating cannabis is a very significant factor,” Mr Redmond said.
“Youths were attempting to steal his cannabis, and he had a view … that children are not capable of making decisions whether or not to smoke cannabis … so he called police to prevent them having access.”