Mum put meth pipe in laundry, "out of the reach" of kids

WHEN police found a meth pipe in a woman's laundry sink cupboard, she told them an associate had left the item at her home and she'd moved it there "out of reach" of her children.

Amy Sarah Boulton, 32, pleaded guilty to possessing dangerous drugs and possessing drug utensils in the Mackay Magistrates Court.

Prosecutor Sergeant Jakki Poustie told the court that on July 27, police searched a home at Paris St in Beaconsfield and detained all the occupants.

Boulton directed police to a container in her bedroom which contained three crystals of methylamphetamine.

She said the drugs weren't hers, but had been left at her home by an associate the previous Saturday.

Police saw a used glass pipe and Boulton directed them to a second pipe.

Boulton told police she'd seen the pipe on the bench and had relocated it to a laundry sink cupboard so that it would be "out of reach" of her children.

Sgt Poustie said the woman did not disclose the real owner of the drugs and utensils, but acknowledged that she was in possession of them.

Magistrate Damien Dwyer said as Boulton was "getting on a bit" and had no criminal history, he accepted her story to police.

He ordered that she complete a drug diversion course and enter a $450 recognisance, or good behaviour bond.