Court: Man Denies Electricity, Cannabis Charges

April 11, 2017

Appearing in Magistrates Court, a 61-year-old man did not enter pleas to the charges he faced, so not guilty pleas entered on his behalf.

Stuart Bean did not reply to any of the charges that he faced, with Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo interpreting his silence by recording not guilty pleas.

The charges were that he had allegedly cultivated cannabis plants, possessed cannabis, unlawfully permitted the cultivation of cannabis on premises, and that he dishonestly obtained electricity.

Questioned, by the Magistrate, about his silence and non-response to the charges, Mr Bean’s reply was: “Is this a Queen’s Court?”

The Magistrate set a mention date, and granted Mr Bean bail at $5,000.

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