More charges after drug op
A SIX-MONTH police operation aimed at catching out an alleged Bundaberg drug dealer resulted in 10 people being arrested this week, a court was told.
Among those arrested was Brock Andrew Delinecort, 22, of Avoca, who yesterday faced court charged with six counts of supplying dangerous drugs and one count of trafficking dangerous drugs.
Delinecort applied for bail in Bundaberg Magistrates Court, which police opposed due to the serious nature of the alleged offences.
Police prosecutor Sergeant Barry Stevens told the bail hearing that an operation targeting 26-year-old Danny Thomas Moran began six months ago.
"As a result, numerous other people have been charged," Sgt Stevens said.
He said earlier this month, Moran told an undercover police officer he was in a position to introduce him to someone who could supply him with drugs.
Police allege Moran introduced the officer to Delinecort, who partook in two drug deals, receiving $2450 on one occasion and $7000 on another.
Lawyer Matt Messenger appeared for Delinecort and said the police case against his client was weak.
"If he was going to take flight, he most likely would not have surrendered himself to police," Mr Messenger said.
"It's all quite farcical, really."
Magistrate Jennifer Batts allowed Delinecort bail on the condition he report daily to police.
Moran appeared in court yesterday, but did not apply for bail on charges of possessing restricted items, two counts of supplying dangerous drugs and possessing property suspected of being acquired with drug proceeds.
Zachary Ryan Martin, 22, of Bundaberg Central, also appeared on two counts of supplying dangerous drugs and did not apply for bail.
All three will face court again on January 16.