Mum, partner to stand trial on drug trafficking charges
AN EXPECTANT mother of six and her partner have been committed to stand trial in the Supreme Court over a list of serious drug charges.
Jodie Anne Sheather and Mitchell Keith Deegan are accused of running a business of selling marijuana and methyl amphetamines in Warwick this year.
The pair was arrested in a covert police operation in May, which was described as the city's biggest drug sting in a decade.
It is alleged the couple supplied drugs to people during February and March this year.
Deegan appeared in Warwick Magistrates Court via video link from jail this week, where he has been since his arrest.
His solicitor made an application for bail on behalf of Deegan, telling the court the 30-year-old allegedly had a much less significant role in the offending.
Magistrate Graham Lee denied the application, remarking that Deegan remained an unacceptable risk of offending.
Mr Lee ordered Deegan be kept behind bars, until his upcoming trial in the Toowoomba Supreme Court.
Sheather was also committed to the same court this week, however she did not make an application for bail.
The 26-year-old is awaiting the birth of her seventh child behind bars.
Sheather has twice been refused bail - the first of which was just hours after her arrest and the second was in the Supreme Court.
A trial date for the couple has not yet been set.