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The Screaming Jets Drummer Convicted & Fined Over Drugs & Unlicensed Driving Charges

Written by Tom Williams on July 24, 2018

Mark McLeod, the current drummer of Aussie rockers The Screaming Jets, has been convicted and fined after handing himself into police on unlicensed driving and drugs charges.

9NEWS reports that 42-year-old McLeod was the subject of seven arrest warrants, including allegedly driving unlicensed and possessing methylamphetamine. He had reportedly failed to appear in court last November.

After handing himself into Frankston police, the musician faced Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on Sunday, 22nd July and was convicted and fined $2,300.

The presiding magistrate reportedly told McLeod the fine was “half of what it should have been”, and gave him a stern warning.

“It’s about time you started acting like an adult… you’ve been acting like a nine-year-old, not a 42-year-old,” the magistrate said.

Outside court, McLeod reportedly said he was relieved to be free to perform with The Screaming Jets — who he joined in 2012 — on their 2018 national tour with Boom Crash Opera, which is scheduled to begin in August.

The band are also part of the recently announced Series Two lineup for the 2019 Red Hot Summer Tour.

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