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Operation Kilo Hyperdrive – Discontinuation of trafficking charges
In September 2012, the Sunshine Coast District Drug Enforcement Team and the State Drug Investigation Unit commenced a major operation targeting persons involved in the manufacturing, trafficking and supply of dangerous drugs. Operation Kilo Hyperdrive incorporated a variety of investigative techniques, namely use of undercover police officers and telephone interception warrants.
On 22 October 2013, a 24 year old female was charged with the trafficking of Methylampetamine, cocaine, MDMA, MDVP, cannabis and steroidal agents. Our client was originally charged with trafficking over an eight (8) month period from 30 January 2013 to 23 October 2013. Trafficking in a schedule 1 Dangerous Drug carries a maximum penalty of twenty five (25) years imprisonment.
Nick Crawford of our office conducted an in-depth review of the brief of evidence including the cross referencing of the material obtained under the telephone interceptions warrants. As a result, a submission was drafted by Nick Crawford to the Officer of the Director of Public Prosecutions resulting in all trafficking charges being discontinued and being substituted with two (2) counts of Supply Dangerous Drugs and one (1) count of Permit Premises.
On 21 May 2015, our client was indicted on the lesser charges and sentenced before the Brisbane Supreme court to a wholly suspended term of imprisonment.
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