Marijuana in the mail

MOST people send letters, postcards or even gifts through the post.

Shirlee Ann Kain, however, has a far different use for the postal service.

The Kingscliff woman has admitted to attempting to send cannabis via mail.

Kain, 53, appeared in Tweed Heads Local Court yesterday charged with supplying a prohibited drug and sending narcotics via the post. 

She pleaded guilty to attempting to post the cannabis overseas, but not guilty to the far more serious charge of supplying drugs.

Kain told the court she wished to read a statement, but didn't get a chance after entering her pleas.

Magistrate Nick Reimer adjourned the case.

Kain then asked to change her plea to guilty to both charges.

But Mr Reimer refused, saying he would not allow her to change her plea without legal advice.

Police allege Kain attempted to send about 20 grams of marijuana overseas in a parcel through the Kingscliff Post Office.

Some time between 10am and 10.30am on March 18 she sent the parcel containing the drugs from the village post office.

However it was intercepted by police before it was taken away for delivery.

Kain was arrested at her Kings- cliff home on May 19 and charged the same day.

Her bail was continued in court yesterday.



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