CQ men allegedly found with ice remanded in custody
Two Central Queensland men arrested following a roadside drug bust have been remanded in custody while their lawyer discusses with them what will happen in relation to any bail application.
Robert John Curtis and Jack William Richmond are facing a total of 15 charges after police allegedly located a large stash of drugs and money in the vehicle they were travelling in on March 28.
Police stopped a vehicle on the Peak Downs Highway, near Clermont, about 3.15pm on Sunday and following a search officers allegedly found a large amount of methylamphetamine in a hidden compartment, a case containing a large amount of cash, marijuana and drug utensils.
Mr Curtis, 39, is charged with two counts each of supplying and possessing dangerous drugs and one count each of receiving or possessing property obtained from trafficking or supplying, aggravated drug possession, possessing property linked to a drug offence and possessing anything for use in the commission of a crime.
Mr Richmond, 28, is facing all the same charges excluding possessing property linked to a drug offence.
The pair first fronted Mackay Magistrates Court on Monday and the case was stood over until Tuesday, when the two reappeared via videolink from the watch-house.
Magistrate Damien Dwyer said prosecution had elected trial by indictment on a number of the charges, meaning they would be committed to the supreme court.
No bail application was made for either man on this occasion and their lawyer, who appeared by phone, told the court he would speak with each on how to proceed in relation to bail.
A brief of evidence was ordered for a deadline of June 4, 2021, and matters will be mentioned again later that month.