Charges dropped for biker

Whitsunday Times - - NEWS / COURT & LAW -

JUST over a month af­ter be­ing evicted from Hamil­ton Is­land, an In­sta-fa­mous for­mer Hells An­gels and Finks bikie has had his drug charges dropped by po­lice af­ter they found there was not enough ev­i­dence for a con­vic­tion.

And he bragged on so­cial me­dia say­ing “the old me is his­tory” and “ain’t the smartest crim, but I’ll make the most noise”.

Ben ‘No­to­ri­ous’ Gep­pert did not show at the South­port Mag­is­trates Court to watch as po­lice told the mag­is­trate they would no longer pur­sue two counts of pos­sess­ing dan­ger­ous drugs and one count of pos­sess­ing a uten­sil con­nected with drug use.

No rea­son was given for drop­ping the mat­ter.

In Fe­bru­ary Gep­pert and Al­laina Vader cre­ated a stir af­ter be­ing evicted from a Hamil­ton Is­land re­sort fol­low­ing a dis­tur­bance.

Gep­pert and Ms Vader had gone to stay at the Whit­sun­day Is­lands Apart­ments to cel­e­brate his birth­day, be­fore be­ing marched off the exclusive re­sort is­land by po­lice.

Queens­land Po­lice said of­fi­cers were called to the re­sort the night of Fe­bru­ary 8 af­ter re­sort security re­ported a dis­tur­bance.

Some­time be­fore 3am on Gep­pert’s 26th birth­day, of­fi­cers took the cou­ple by boat off the is­land to Abell Point Ma­rina. Ms Vader filmed Gep­pert’s po­lice es­corted evic­tion which was up­loaded to In­sta­gram.

Whit­sun­day Is­land Lo­cal Area Com­mand is­sued Gep­pert, 26, and Ms Vader, 27, with in­fringe­ment no­tices for threat­en­ing be­hav­iour in or near a li­censed premises.

Later Ms Vader dis­missed the penalty, which in­curs a fine of up to $683, with an In­sta­gram post which also dis­par­aged the is­land.

“Two fines pfffff br­rrrrrt throw it on our tabs ya dogs,” Ms Vader posted.

The cou­ple had ear­lier posted pho­to­graphs laz­ing around the Whit­sun­day Is­lands Apart­ments pool dis­play­ing their tat­toos.

The cou­ple took their evic­tion and sub­se­quent fine in their stride, post­ing fur­ther hol­i­day pho­tos in Air­lie Beach.

A spokesman for Hamil­ton Is­land said the re­sort “re­tains the right to re­quest vis­i­tors leave the is­land if they im­pinge on other guests’ hol­i­day ex­pe­ri­ence”.

EVICTED: Ben Gep­pert and Al­laina Vader on Hamo.

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