A list of culinary ingredients that included almost 200 grams of cannabis proved a costly recipe for a budding Melbourne chef this month.
Gabreal Elias was convicted of possession, cultivation and use of marijuana found on his premises, which he claimed he intended to use as a cooking herb.
Rejecting any inference that the aromatic plant would make a reasonable substitute for one’s greens, Broadmeadows magistrate Ann Collins fined Elias $600.
Our would-be gourmet is now believed to be favouring the pan over the pot for all future kitchen exploits.
In one of the road’s GR8 ironies, a Kiwi man was arrested for drink driving in a car bearing personalised plates, which read “2DRUNK”.
Some might say Philip Bain brought the rather appropriate fate upon himself and unfortunately their ranks included Judge Stephen O’Driscoll.
Remarking that Bain’s gamely registration provided police with a gold-plated invitation to test his blood-alcohol limit, O’Driscoll disqualified Bain from getting behind the wheel for six months, topped off with a fine for good measure.
With personalised plates costing a pretty packet to maintain, the punishment was surely 2BAD2BTRU.