Former rugby player stands trial on ice trafficking

ALREADY doing jail time on other matters, Brandon James Gilchrist has been ordered to stand trial in the Supreme Court at Rockhampton on a serious charge of trafficking the drug ice.

In a hand-up committal before Gladstone magistrate Mark Morrow witness statements, some up to eight and nine pages in length, were lodged by the police prosecutor.

Appearing in custody via video-link, Gilchrist, 21, well known for his rugby playing days, made no plea to the Crown charge that between November 30 and December 22 last year in Gladstone he carried on a business of unlawfully trafficking the dangerous drug methylamphetamine.

A Supreme Court trial date will be set in Rockhampton on November 9. Police did not object and Mr Morrow granted Gilchrist bail on the trafficking charge.

However, he will be released from custody within weeks after serving jail time for assaulting a Gladstone teenager and must live at Toolooa.



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