Drug kingpin taped giving $200K to supplier, police claim

A HIDDEN police camera allegedly recorded accused Hervey Bay drug kingpin Dean Grant O'Donnell giving an estimated $200,000 in cash to a supplier.

According to court documents lodged this week, police set up a hidden "bush camera" in the Crown land next to Mr O'Donnell's Susan River property.

Police claim Mr O'Donnell used the dense scrub to hide about 2kg of the drug ice, about 400 grams of cocaine as well as a loaded, silenced pistol and a pump action shotgun.

He has been charged with trafficking the drug ice, and supplying cocaine and ice.

The Brisbane Supreme Court issued a restraining order against Mr O'Donnell's Susan River house, a Suzuki motorbike and against a Chrysler 300C car registered to the company All Fraser Towing and 4WD Retrieval - of which Mr O'Donnell was a director - as potential proceeds of crime.

The court also ordered Mr O'Donnell provide a list of everything he owned, or had a financial interest in, in the last six years worth more than $5000.

In statements lodged in the court as part of the application, Taskforce Maxima's Detective Sergeant Cameron McLeod said police believed O'Donnell was at the centre of a major drug ring in the area.

Hidden cameras were also installed inside the Susan River house, which police allege recorded Mr O'Donnell, his girlfriend Felicia Djamirze, his brother Narayan Rodwell discussing a poor-quality batch of ice from a supplier.

Mr O'Donnell is accused of saying as the bad batch was coloured brown instead of white and was "wet", that customers would start calling him "Pepsi Max".

Ms Djamirze has claimed she suffered severe burns from a police flash grenade used during the raid. The alleged injuries are not mentioned in the court documents.

Police have previously alleged Mr O'Donnell and Ms Djamirze had planned to sell a batch of French bulldog puppies for about $30,000.

Inside the house, police allegedly found about $1600 cash, four Blackberry phones, two Samsung Galaxy phones, and two Apple iPhones.

Det Sgt McLeod said he found $2000 in a hidden box magnetically attached under the tray of a Holden Colorado found on the property. - ARM NEWSDESK


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