Drug case adjourned
CONFUSION reigned over the case of a prisoner appearing in the Proserpine Magistrate’s Court this week, regarding extra charges that had come to light.
Damien Christopher Williams appeared in court via a video link with the Capricornia Correctional Centre where he has been behind bars for more than two months.
Williams has been charged with attempting to pervert justice, possessing explosives, break and enter, failing to properly dispose of needles and syringes, possessing and supplying drugs and possessing items used in the commission of crime.
Duty lawyer Lachlan Ygoa-McKeown was about to ask for an adjournment so he could make submissions to the prosecution about the drug supply charge when magistrate Haydn Stjernqvist asked them both if they were aware of three fresh charges.
Mr Stjernqvist said according to his records Williams was now also charged with the unlawful supply of amphetamines between August 24 and September 29 and possessing meth amphetamine and property connected with drug supply on January 1.
Police prosecutor Elizabeth Smith said she was aware there were further charges pending but did not realise they had been transferred to the court.
“Confusion reigns Mr Williams,” Mr Stjernqvist announced, deciding to adjourn all matters to March 30 by which time the administrative aspects should be sorted out.