Man stays in jail while waiting for meth charge sentencing

A MAN has been remanded in custody while he awaits sentencing in Rockhampton Supreme Court, after pleading guilty to drug-related offences in Gladstone Magistrates Court on Monday.

Jason Noel Roberts appeared from prison via video link on Monday afternoon, pleading guilty to two charges of producing dangerous drugs and one of possessing equipment related to the drug production.

The prosecution alleged that on two separate occasions, in April and September, Roberts unlawfully produced methylamphetamine, and was also in possession of a gas cooker and a still used in the production of the illegal drugs.

He appeared in the Magistrates Court facing 11 charges, and pleaded guilty to the three indictable offences, which will be dealt with when he is sentenced in the Rockhampton Supreme Court at a later date.

Roberts was remanded in custody but will reappear in Gladstone Magistrates Court on May 5, 2014, for the remaining charges.