Truck driver calls the police on his misbehaving stepson in an attempt to teach the young boy a lesson – but ends up in court HIMSELF when the teenager dobs him in for a serious crime
- A truck driver has ended up in court after calling police to discipline his stepson
- The teenager notified Darwin police on his stepfather’s small cannabis trees
- The man was arrested and appeared in court over cannabis plant possession
A truck driver’s attempt to discipline his stepson by calling police took a shocking turn, after the teenager told authorities of his father’s secret weed crop in the backyard.
Truck driver Rodney Scott Casey, 50, was arrested after police were called to a ‘disturbance’ involving his stepson at his home in Palmerstone, Darwin, on November last year.
When police arrived, the 17-year-old boy notified authorities of the six young cannabis plants growing in multiple pots in the backyard.
Police were notified of a Darwin man’s young cannabis plants after his stepson notified authorities (pictured: stock image of a cannabis plant)
Darwin Police (pictured) were called to a Palmerstone home after a truck driver called authories to help with a disagreement between himself and his stepson
Casey was taken into custody and police searched his house, finding around 10g of cannabis seeds.
The Palmerstone man pleaded guilty to cannabis plant possession of a trafficable amount and less than a trafficable quantity of cannabis seeds at Darwin local court last week.
Casey’s lawyer Mr Matt Hubber told the court his client’s cannabis plants were purely for personal use and were not being sold or distributed to the local community.
Darwin police conducted a search of the 50-year-old’s home and found around 20g of cannabis seeds (pictured: stock image of cannabis seeds)
‘Of course when the police turned up his son was quick to tell the police that my client had some cannabis plants growing in the backyard, which of course put the spotlight on my client,’ Mr Huber said.
‘It was my client who called the police. If it wasn’t for that we wouldn’t be here.’
Judge Richard Wallace told the truck driver that his circumstances would ’cause most people to laugh out loud.’
‘You called police to the house for a disturbance which wasn’t started by you and the tables were quickly turned on you,’ Mr Wallace said.
Casey was sentenced to 48 hours community service.
Casey appeared at Darwin local court (pictured) last week and was sentenced to 48 hours of community service