Dubbo Local Court fines man for drug ice, ammunition possession

A man who was caught with one gram of the drug ice and discharged shotgun shells at Dubbo has been convicted and fined.

Raymond John Tobin, 32, pleaded guilty to possessing a prohibited drug and possessing ammunition for a firearm without being authorised to do so.

Magistrate Philip Stewart convicted Tobin of each charge and fined him $300 for the drug matter and $200 for the ammunition offence.

About 9.30am on August 16 Tobin was driving a Pulsar, seen leaving Elston Park at Cobra Street, court documents show.

A marked police vehicle began following the accused as he made several turns through a number of side streets in South Dubbo.

After the officer pulled him over, the ice and two discharged 12-gauge shotgun shells were found.

When questioned Tobin told the police he had spotted the spent cartridges when he stopped for a toilet break.

In court his solicitor said since the offences Tobin had been able to regain work.

“He has said he learnt his lesson with these things,” his solicitor said.