'Bored' dad grew marijuana 'as a bit of a hobby'

AN ABANDONED illegal project has landed a father in court.  

The 33-year-old, who tried to grow marijuana "as a bit of a hobby" because he was "bored", has been fined $600.  

The Urraween man pleaded guilty in Hervey Bay Magistrates Court on Thursday to producing and possessing a dangerous drug.  

He was busted after police found five medium-sized pots containing small, dried-up marijuana plants in his garden shed. 

The court heard the man, who is a disability support worker, had lost interest in marijuana growing and the plants subsequently died.   

No conviction was recorded.