Charges dropped for biker
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.