Five arrested in Central Queensland trafficking operation
FIVE people were arrested last week and appeared in court for bail applications after a drug ring bust at Biloela.
One of the five was remanded in custody after his bail application was refused by Magistrate Philippa Beckinsale.
Beau Rasmussen faces 50 charges of supplying dangerous drugs and two of trafficking them, along with charges of disobeying a court order, possessing dangerous drugs, possessing something used in the commission of a crime, receiving tainted property, possessing items suspected to be proceeds of crime and possessing a weapon.
He was denied bail.
Larry Devine was charged with one count each of supplying and trafficking dangerous drugs and was granted bail.
His defence lawyer, Doug Winning, said Mr Devine was arrested during a police operation that was focused on identifying people involved in trafficking methamphetamines in Biloela.
Mr Winning said police surveillance, covert operatives and phone intercepts had been used to gather evidence over three months.
"Investigations revealed the primary traffickers were Beau Rasmussen and Erin (Dawn) Green,” he said.
"Of the 2500 intercepts (SMS and phone calls) 102 of those directly involved Devine.”
He said police alleged 18 requests were made of Devine to deliver drugs.
"Curiously, he was supplying drugs to Green. It seems very clear he was a 'runner' between these two,” Mr Winning said.
"It is said by police that in total, they can identify about 10.55g of drugs was delivered to others and the potential profit of that was $3300.”
Co-accused Debbie Cherie Homans, Codey Lee Mellor and Erin Dawn Green were all granted bail. Homans faces one count of supplying drugs and one of trafficking, Mellor 11 of supplying and one of trafficking, and Green 33 of supplying and one of trafficking.
All five had their matters adjourned until March 20.