Taxi driver sold drugs to undercover cops: court

A WARWICK taxi driver is accused of selling drugs to two passengers who turned out to be undercover police.

Julie Donovan of Little Warner St, Warwick, allegedly supplied amphetamines and marijuana to the officers in her taxi, and arranged the supply of more drugs.

The 55-year-old is among 17 people caught in the net of Operation Lima Ramjet.

Donovan was granted bail and will return to court in January.

Alleged drug network ringleader Channon Michael Galloway, 30, appeared in court today on two charges of trafficking dangerous drugs.

The court heard Galloway was already on bail for an indictable offence and was the main target of the police operation.

The unemployed man was already set to face court in February in relation to $5000 in tainted cash.

Acting Magistrate Roger Stark denied bail to Galloway citing his alleged major involvement in the network and existing offences.

The police submission also stated that Galloway was connected to the Bandidos criminal motorcycle gang.

As bail was refused, a member of the public supporting Galloway shouted "That's f****** bull****".

The man was made to leave the courtroom.

Galloway's partner, Tineka Catherine Armstrong, 22, also faced court on one count of trafficking dangerous drugs and four counts of supplying dangerous drugs.

Police alleged Armstrong assisted in the drug trafficking network by making deliveries and collecting money for Galloway.

Mr Stark granted bail with conditions given her lack of criminal history.

The bail conditions including a no-contact order with three of her co-accused.

Armstrong's case was adjourned to January 27.

Co-accused Paul Jeffery Robert Cooper, 20, was also granted bail with conditions.

Cooper was charged with one count of trafficking dangerous drugs.

Bail conditions set included a no-contact order for four people also facing charges in relation to the operation and an order not to enter the township of Warwick except for court appearances and legal appointments.

Cooper was also ordered to reside at a Toowoomba address.

Warwick man Ashley Joseph Alldridge also faced court as a result of the police operation.

The 24-year-old was charged with one count each of possessing drug paraphernalia, possessing something used in the commission or a crime and unlawful possession of a weapon.

Ms O'Brien said her client had never failed to appear on more serious charges previously and her client had considerable ties to the community being in a long-term relationship and employed fulltime.

Bail was granted with no conditions and the matter adjourned to January 7.



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