Trafficking in a Commercial Quantity, Committal Hearing in the Magistrates’ Court

The client was charged with trafficking in a commercial quantity of amphetamines, conspiracy to traffick in a large commercial quantity of amphetamines, and possession of a substance used for trafficking amphetamines.

What is alleged to have occured?
It was alleged that the client was part of a large drug operation manufacturing and supplying drugs throughout Melbourne, and that the client was employed by the operation as a “cook” of amphetamines.

What happened at court?
We represented the client at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court.

The matter proceeded to a committal hearing. Following the giving of evidence by various police operatives, Counsel submitted that there was no case to answer against the client, given the lack of evidence linking him to the drug operation.

What was the result?
The Magistrate agreed with the Counsel and all charges against the client were withdrawn.
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