Alleged drug traffickers adjourned in Mount Isa Magistrates Court

The Mount Isa Court House. Photo: Chris Burns.
The Mount Isa Court House. Photo: Chris Burns.

THE 28 people arrested last year during a large scale drug bust in Mount Isa and Cairns have again been adjourned in the Mount Isa Magistrates Court system. 

They have been represented by various legal groups including Legal Aid, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service, Gun Lawyers, and Anderson Telford Lawyers – which has withdrawn from several matters including that of Shane Michael Parkes. 

Mr Parkes, 34, is currently on bail in the Supreme Court on a separate charge of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death. 

His appearance was excused in the Mount Isa Magistrates Court where his name was mentioned in relation to a charge of trafficking dangerous drugs. Mr Parkes’ charge has been adjourned to June 28, but his appearance will be excused. 

Another defendant on bail to be heard in the Supreme Court is Chloe Misty-Joy Oliver, 28, charged with trafficking and supplying dangerous drugs. 

The bulk of the defendants have been adjourned to court dates scheduled for June 28, and May 24, depending on the legal body representing them.