CHARGES LAID: Detectives raid a house in Bell St, Barney Point on Monday morning.
CHARGES LAID: Detectives raid a house in Bell St, Barney Point on Monday morning. The Observer

No bailout for four alleged drug figures in Gladstone

A PARADE of alleged underworld drug figures was traipsed through Gladstone Magistrates Court on Tuesday afternoon.

A range of charges were heard, from possession of and trafficking in dangerous drugs, to the production of dangerous drugs and unlawful possession of weapons.

Four of those that appeared were remanded in custody, despite the defence arguing a relatively weak Crown case in one instance.

Shane Michael Robinson was remanded in custody to appear on October 28 after the Crown alleged he spoke to and sold an amount of methylamphetamine to a covert officer.

His application for bail was denied and he will face two counts of possessing dangerous drugs and one count of trafficking in dangerous drugs among other charges in October.

Colin Charles Hughes faced charges of producing and trafficking in dangerous drugs, as well as one count of unlawful possession of weapons and was also remanded in custody, due to reappear at 2pm on October 28.

Raymond Alfred Spoto also had his matters adjourned until 9am on August 9.

Police prosecutor Sean Franklin alleged a raid on an Oyster Creek Rd address on August 5 uncovered material relating to the production of amphetamines, linked to Spoto.

Defence barrister David Murray argued Spoto had not resided at the address for more than a week at the time the raid was conducted.

Stephen Lee, previously linked to the Black Uhlans outlaw motorcycle gang also appeared in court.

He faced one count of trafficking dangerous drugs among other charges and was remanded in custody, to reappear on October 28.

Operation Kilo Prophecy in Court

  • Four more appeared in Gladstone Magistrates Court on Tuesday
  • Two matters adjourned until 9am Friday, August 9
  • Four men remanded in custody on a range of drugs and weapons related charges


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