Judgement reserved in meth drug ring trial

ONLY time will tell whether $34 million in claims will be ordered against two central Queensland men convicted of a major meth manufacturing ring near Mackay.

Chief Justice Tim Carmody has reserved his judgment in the State of Queensland's case against Ilbilbie man, Michael Paul Falzon and James Thomas O'Brien, of Rockhampton.

Both men are behind bars after being convicted over a crystal meth production and distribution racket with links to the Rebels motorcycle gang.

Eight days of evidence ended on Wednesday.

The court heard from O'Brien's former partner who said she worked as a drug mule for the ring, "cut pure speed down to street level" and witnessed multiple "cooks" in which meth was produced.

Her son testified he transported sums of cash between $40,000 and $100,000 in "money drop-offs" in the 1990s.

Justice Carmody took leave to deliver his judgment at a later date.

-APN NEWSDESK



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