Jason Paul Smith was not in court yesterday.
Jason Paul Smith was not in court yesterday.

Cocaine charges against Origin star, restaurateur

DRUG trafficking charges against a former Queensland State of Origin star and a former Toowoomba restaurateur have been adjourned on police request in the city's Magistrates Court yesterday.

Neither accused - Jason Matthew Wood, who turns 35 today, and Jason Paul Smith, 43 - nor their solicitor was in court for the brief mention of the matters.

Solicitor Sarah MacDonald of Toowoomba law firm MacDonald Law acted as town agent for the defendants' Southport based legal firm of Hannay Lawyers.

However, police prosecutor Sergeant Mike Robinson asked the court for a six-week adjournment, telling the court the police needed more time to complete the brief of evidence.

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Both men are charged with trafficking cocaine allegedly between June and December last year.

Neither defendant has been required to enter any plea to their respective charges.

Magistrate Graham Lee remanded both men on bail and adjourned their respective cases for committal mention back in the same court on June 17.


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