A WOMAN who told police officers she had a restricted substance, without a script, to treat her back pain has been sentenced in her absence.
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Shannon Kilby Kilby (as her name was listed on court papers) 37, of Jindalee Circuit, Cowra, was convicted in her absence at Bathurst Local Court on November 9 for possessing a prescribed restricted substance.
Kilby was stopped by police in the passenger seat of a Holden Commodore on Bentinck Street in Bathurst about 10.30pm on October 9 this year, court documents said.
As police were speaking with Kilby, they saw a small capsule at her feet.
The court heard Kilby told officers the capsule was valium (diazepam) and she used it to help with back pain. She did not have a script from a medical practitioner for the substance, which was seized by police.
Magistrate Elizabeth Ellis found the charge against Kilby proved and fined her $400.
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