Accused bikie drug trafficker in court

Members of the Ipswich and Toowoomba chapters of the Life and Death motorcycle club were intercepted by police in Warwick on Monday.
Members of the Ipswich and Toowoomba chapters of the Life and Death motorcycle club were intercepted by police in Warwick on Monday. Katie Cameron

A STATE-wide campaign to stifle criminal bikie gang activity has made its way to the Rose City, with an alleged drug trafficker taken into custody during an operation on Monday afternoon.

Toowoomba man Darren Wayne Donaldson was taken into police custody when a swarm of police descended on a group of Life and Death motorcycle club members at the corner of New England Hwy and Bracker Rd.

Donaldson, 33, was charged with breaching bail as a result.

The father of three was bailed back in May, in relation to one charge of drug trafficking, four of supplying drugs and one of possessing dangerous drugs.

During his appearance in the Warwick Magistrates Court yesterday afternoon, Donaldson's lawyer told the court his client planned to contest the charges related to amphetamines.

One of the conditions of Donaldson's bail was he was not to associate with the co-accused in the alleged drug crimes.

The court yesterday heard that during the start of a two-day club run on Sunday, Donaldson and a co-accused were at the same place.

Although there is no allegation of any kind of interaction between the two men, the meeting was against the conditions of bail.

Donaldson's lawyer said his client had every intention of withdrawing from the ride when he realised his co-accused was attending but when the other man was arrested at the start of the ride, Donaldson thought it would be fine for him to continue.

Donaldson yesterday pleaded guilty to one charge of breaching bail and was slapped with a $250 fine. He remains free on bail for the outstanding drug charges and will appear in court in Toowoomba at a later date.

The arrest comes just a week after State Opposition Leader Annastacia Palaszczuk voiced concerns the campaign against outlaw bikie gangs would push the clubs out of metropolitan areas and into regional spots.

Topics:  bikie gangs drug trafficking warwick magistrates court

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