A lost wallet has resulted in a Gympie man being sentenced to community service.
A lost wallet has resulted in a Gympie man being sentenced to community service. Thinkstock

'Don't lose your wallet if your drugs are in it'

A CALL to ask after a lost wallet has landed a Gympie man 30 hours of community service, after it was handed into police with drugs inside.

Losing his wallet sometime around midnight on November 5, Paul Francis Wright called Policelink to report it missing.

He was told by police it had been handed in, along with methamphetamine wrapped in a packet tucked inside it.

When questioned, Wright admitted the drugs had been in his wallet when he lost it.

Wright pleaded guilty to the possession in Gympie Magistrates Court, as well as failing to dispose of a syringe found in his vehicle, tucked inside a soft drink bottle on November 6.

"The moral of the story: don't lose your wallet if your drugs are in it,” said Magistrate M Baldwin during sentencing.