What not to do when going to court for drug charges
A WOMAN who was on her way to court to face drug charges, not only drove to the court house high on meth, but ditched more drugs in the garden on her way in.
On March 1, before Marisa Lauren Greenham, 35, got to the security checkpoint of the Maroochydore Court House she "suddenly" turned back out the door and ditched a silver container outside.
She continued back into the court house where she was sentenced to six months' imprisonment suspended for 18 months.
A security guard retrieved the container and gave it to police who found a subutex strip, half a Xanax and five marijuana seeds.
When questioned, Greenham told officers the tin belonged to a friend who came with her to court.
Greenham - mother to a six-year-old boy - was also drug tested by officers after she told them she'd driven to court and tested positive for meth.
She today pleaded guilty in Maroochydore Magistrates court to two counts of drug driving and three counts of possessing dangerous drugs.
Lawyer Rosie Killip told the court her client had "troubled upbringing" as both of her parents were drug dealers.
Growing up, Greenham's home was frequented by bikies and prostitutes and she began using marijuana and speed at age 16.
By the age of 21, she had graduated to meth and heroin.
Magistrate Maxine Baldwin gave Greenham some wise words, telling her it was "time to face the music".
"Children don't do what parents tell them to do, children do what their parents do."
Greenham was sentenced to four months' imprisonment suspended for 18 months, five months' imprisonment with immediate parole and two years of probation.
She was also disqualified from driving for six months.