A 39-year-old who was caught with drugs in his pocket, told police they were a friend's pair of pants who had left them at his home six months earlier.
Geoffrey Nathan Toomey, of Twickenham Drive in Dubbo, was being driven in a white Toyota Camry when it was pulled over for a random breath test about 10.10pm on January 4.
Despite the female driver of the Camry returning a negative alcohol reading, court documents revealed her reluctance to provide her name, and Toomey "nervously" providing his caught the eye of police.
"Based on observations, actions and information, police formed a reasonable suspicion to search the vehicle and its occupants for prohibited drugs," police facts state.
Police began to search Toomey when they located a clear resealable bag in his trouser pocket, containing green vegetable matter, later confirmed as 12.14 grams of cannabis.
Toomey admitted to owning the drug for personal use and told police he had purchased it for $100.
The search continued when police also found another clear resealable bag containing a white powder, later confirmed as 0.23 grams of cocaine, in the same trouser pocket.
Toomey denied owning the cocaine and told police the pants he was wearing were not his, but a friend's "whom he couldn't remember". He said the unnamed friend had left them at his home six months prior, and only decided to wear them that night.
He went on to tell police his fingerprints and DNA would likely be on the resealable bag, because he had been reaching in to get the cannabis out of the same pocket, court documents stated.
The police facts noted the pants were a "perfect fit" to Toomey, and "personal items were sprawled in almost every pocket".
Toomey pleaded guilty to two counts of possessing a prohibited drug in Dubbo Local Court on Wednesday.
Defence lawyer Carmen Just told the court while his record doesn't assist him, he had a limited drug history, and had been using the cannabis for personal use.
The court also heard Toomey was currently unemployed and on JobSeeker.
After an early guilty plea, and his "relatively limited history", magistrate Theresa Hamilton ordered Toomey to pay a reduced fine of $550 for the possession of cannabis and cocaine.