Two men appeared in court after meth was found in the back of their car.
Two men appeared in court after meth was found in the back of their car. Megan Mackander

'It's not mine': $75,000 of meth allegedly found in car

A LAWYER has told the Maroochydore Magistrates Court his client had no knowledge of $75,000 worth of amphetamines allegedly found in the back seat of a vehicle he had been in.

Duty lawyer Michael Robinson was applying for bail for Gary John Simon Edwards, who is charged with possession of a dangerous drug and trafficking.  

Mr Edwards, 58, of Calamvale, south of Brisbane, was charged after a police patrol searched a car parked at a service station just off the Bruce Hwy about 7.30pm Tuesday.  

The court heard five ounces of amphetamine, which police estimated to have a "wholesale" value of $75,000, was allegedly found in a child's backpack on the back seat.  

Police objected to bail for Mr Edwards but Mr Robinson submitted his client was not a risk of failing to appear or re-offending.  

He said Mr Edwards was willing to surrender his passport and report regularly to police.  

Mr Robinson said Mr Edwards denied any knowledge of the drugs and the car belonged to a co-accused man.  

Mr Robinson could not answer magistrate Rod Madsen's query about the connection between the two men.  

Mr Madsen stood the matter down pending further information until today, when Andrew Curror Munro Proctor, 58, from Beaudesert, is due to face court on similar charges arising from the same alleged incident.  

Two men appeared in court after meth was found in the back of their car.
Two men appeared in court after meth was found in the back of their car. Megan Mackander

EARLIER:

POLICE have seized drugs worth more than $100,000 in the back of a car parked at a service station last night. 

Two men have been charged after being located with what police will allege was a quantity of methylamphetamine.

Uniformed police performing routine patrols spoke to the men in the car park of a service station just off the Bruce Highway at about 7.30pm. 

Police alleged a subsequent search of the vehicle located bags of meth in a backpack in the back seat of a car. 

The drugs are believed to be in "ice" crystal form.

Gary John Simon Edwards, 58 and Andrew Curror Mundro Proctor, 58 charged with one count each of drug possession and drug trafficking.

Mr Edwards appeared in the Maroochyodre Magistrates Court this morning. His application for bail was adjourned until Thursday. 

Mr Proctor will also have his matter is due for mention in court tomorrow also.

 


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