Early Easter egg for accused drug trafficker
A BRISBANE judge delivered an accused drug supplier an early Easter gift on Thursday when she released him on bail.
Robert Williams, 29, must live with his parents in Gympie after he promised the Brisbane Supreme Court he would turn his life around.
Mr Williams is facing four charges each of trafficking, possession and supplying dangerous drugs and one charge of possessing a thing used in the commission of crime.
Justice Debra Mullins granted Mr Williams bail, noting the defendant had spent six months in jail.
"Having spent six months in custody, Mr Williams is determined to do something to change his lifestyle on his release on bail,” Justice Mullins said.
"His parents are prepared to have him reside at their residence.”
Justice Mullins said Mr Williams had a prior criminal history but his "maturity” and his "experience in custody” meant he would be more "amenable to the support his parents will provide”.
Justice Mullins ordered Mr Williams to report twice weekly to local police and to take part in an alcohol and drugs counselling program.
His next court appearance is on Tuesday, April 18, at Gympie Magistrates Court.
"If he does not turn up on that day he will be in breach of his bail and no doubt the magistrate will take action.”
- ARM NEWSDESK