Court orders drug trafficker car sold to settle impound fees
THE seized car of a convicted Fraser Coast drug trafficker will be sold, with a court hearing that its impounding fees are nearly three times its value.
The Brisbane Supreme Court heard on Thursday that the state had seized and was storing Bradley James Cameron's 1971 Ford.
Cameron was jailed for eight years in 2011 after he was convicted of trafficking cocaine, ecstasy, cannabis and growth hormones.
In 2014 he made an attempt to reduce the sentence, claiming it was "manifestly excessive", but the appeal was dismissed after he failed to provide comparable cases to illustrate the sentence he had been given was too harsh.
Cameron was involved in a drug ring operating between Hervey Bay and the Gold Coast.
He was caught when police intercepted calls between him and others - including former bikie kingpin Adam McCrea.
McCrea and Cameron operated the ring, and a group of four others were used as mules to transport drugs between Hervey Bay and the Gold Coast.
Cameron was responsible for organising thousands of dollars worth of the various drugs to be sent to Hervey Bay.
On Thursday the Brisbane Supreme Court heard an application from the State of Queensland to sell Cameron's car.
The court heard it had been in storage - at the cost of more than $14,000 - and was expected to sell for about $5500.
Neither Cameron nor any legal representatives for him appeared in court.
Justice John Byrne ordered the state be allowed to sell Cameron's vehicle.