AC/DC drummer 'treated unfairly'

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Last updated 12:06 02/12/2010
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NABBED: ACDC drummer Phil Rudd outside Tauranga District Court.

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AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd believes he is being treated unfairly by authorities who convicted him for possessing 27 grams of cannabis.

"Give me a fair go," he told SunLive during an interview at his home today.

Rudd was convicted in the Tauranga District Court yesterday for possession of cannabis found on his launch, Barchetta, on October 7.

"They (police) have been trying to catch me on the road for a while too," he said.

News of the conviction has drawn many comments from the public and Phil says many people have sent him messages of support.

Community magistrate Robyn Paterson convicted him and during proceedings

commented that he was "playing Russian roulette" by being in possession of cannabis.

"My only Russian roulette is surviving life on the road," says Phil.

He still enjoys living in Tauranga and says the conviction has not changed his view about the city.

"I've been here for 30 years. This is my home. My kids are all here. I'm not going anywhere."

Phil has not spoken to the other AC/DC band members about his conviction and is unsure if they will carry out another tour.

"I haven't heard anything. It's hard to say if we will do. When I first joined the band in 1974, we did 174 concerts in 11 months.

"The shows we do these days are not just set up in a day."

Rudd's lawyer, Craig Tuck, asked for his client to be discharged without conviction because it could hinder his chances of travelling internationally.

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