Lack of evidence kills charges of trafficking



CHARGES of trafficking and possessing amphetamines were yesterday drop-ped against Susan Marie O'Brien in the Rockhampton Supreme Court.

Justice Peter Dutney told the jury hearing the trial of Susan Marie and her husband Brendan Joseph the charges had been dropped because of a lack of evidence.

A lesser charge of possession of cocaine is now likely to be settled in Rockhampton Magistrates Court at a later date.

The decision to drop the charges came after the prosecution finished supplying evidence on Wednesday.

During the trial, which started last Tuesday, the court heard evidence Brendan O'Brien sold amphetamines to fellow members of the Rebels Motorcycle Club including Michael James Miller.

But there was no evidence to indicate Susan O'Brien had taken an active role in selling the drugs.

In his closing address defence barrister Peter Davis reminded the jury no drugs had been found on O'Brien's property despite several police raids.

"Their (prosecutors) biggest problem is lots of things were found at the Millers Road property but no drugs,'' he said.

The trial continues.



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