Trial for alleged Sunshine Coast drug trafficker delayed

A JURY trial for an alleged Sunshine Coast drug trafficker has been delayed again.

William Fredericis Barker, who turns 50 later this month, was originally charged in 2009 with trafficking drugs over the decade dating back to 1999.

Brisbane Supreme Court heard on Monday that the Crown was ready to proceed to trial on February 3 but Mr Barker's defence barrister Tony Kimmins said he had just come into the matter and needed more time to prepare.

He also mentioned independent financial analysis that must be undertaken.

The court heard the trial was set down for November 25 last year but was adjourned because of defence funding issues.

Justice James Douglas vacated the February trial date and adjourned the case for mention on January 31.

He cited late arrive of counsel and the need for financial analysis as his reasons.



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