Leading Criminal Lawyer succeeds in assisting alleged drug trafficker
Operation Papa Jersey: an operation focused on drug trafficking, commenced in July 2017 targeting individuals transporting commercial quantities of the drug methamphetamine (commonly known as ice or meth) from Brisbane to Mackay, Queensland.
Police arrest alleged (ice) drug trafficker
Police obtained telecommunications intercepts of the alleged drug traffickers which resulted in a client represented by our Criminal Lawyers, being identified as a person of interest.
Following two search warrants and the arrest of the alleged drug traffickers, our client was also arrested and charged with trafficking in dangerous drugs namely methamphetamine for a four-month period.
Operation Papa Jersey –Drug Trafficking charge discontinued after submission by Criminal (drugs) lawyer
Trafficking in dangerous drugs at the time of the offence carried a maximum penalty of 25 years imprisonment.
After review of the Brief of Evidence including extensive telecommunications material, Nick Crawford an expert criminal lawyer from our legal firm sent a submission to the Director of Public Prosecutions to discontinue the charge as the brief contained no evidence of carrying on a business of trafficking in dangerous drug. The Crown accepted this submission and discontinued the trafficking charge leaving drug possession charges only.
The weakness of the drug trafficking case was also central to a successful application for bail filed by our lawyers from the Brisbane Supreme Court. On 8 November 2018, Nick Crawford a partner specialising in criminal law appeared before Justice Davis and successfully argued for bail for the client with conditions.
If you are interested in our criminal lawyers (drugs lawyer, drugs possesion lawyers) acting on your behalf, please call Nicholas Crawford on 3009 8467, Alan Phillips on 3009 8469 or Tyronne Thomas on 3009 8481. You can also email our Criminal Lawyers here.