Former Olive Branch owner Jason Wood.
Former Olive Branch owner Jason Wood. Kevin Farmer

Drug dealing accused ex-restaurant owner in court

DRUG trafficking charges against a former restaurant owner will proceed through court almost two years after he was arrested.

Jason Matthew Wood, 36, was not required to appear before the Toowoomba Magistrate Court as solicitor Brad Skuse asked for a committal mention date.

Wood is charged with one count each of trafficking in dangerous drugs and possessing dangerous drugs.

Mr Skuse said his client, who currently works in Western Australia, would be back in Queensland from December 6.

He said a full hand-up committal mention date was sought for the matters to proceed, and told the court submissions would be made in relation to the drug trafficking charge.

Magistrate Graham Lee put the matters over for the committal back in the same court on December 8.

Wood, the former owner of the Olive Branch restaurant in the Toowoomba CBD, was arrested and charged in January 2015.

The charges have been subject to a number of adjournments to allow Wood's legal team to process a large amount of police material.

Wood has not been required to enter pleas in relation to the charges during any mention in court.


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