A WOMAN accused of operating a drug ring in Tamworth with her husband has been granted NSW Supreme Court bail, while her husband remains behind bars.
Kim Doorey, 33, appeared in Tamworth Local Court supported by family members after she took her application to the higher court when she was refused local court bail in June.
Dressed in a black floral top and black pants, Doorey sat and watched proceedings as the DPP asked for an adjournment.
“It’s a reasonably complex brief,” DPP solicitor Colin Dalrymple told the court.
“The analyst certificate only arrived in our office this week.”
A one-month adjournment has been granted to allow both sides to go through the brief of evidence before the case returns in October for a committal hearing.
But Magistrate Roger Prowse questioned why Mrs Doorey was seated in the court.
“Why is Ms Doorey at large?” he asked.
Doorey’s solicitor Greg Birtles said his client had been granted Supreme Court bail.
However Magistrate Prowse said he wouldn’t sign off on the bail under his watch because the bail papers had not been received by the court stipulating the conditions attached to the bail.
The Supreme Court bail remains in place as well as the original conditions.
Doorey remained seated in the courtroom as her husband and co-accused Phillip Doorey, 45, appeared via video link from Long Bay Correctional Centre.
He remained silent, only winking at his wife while proceedings got under way.
Mr Doorey’s solicitor, Rae Parker, told the court she was yet to receive a brief of evidence before explaining a brief labelled in Kim Doorey’s name had been forwarded to her office.
Ms Parker told the court the brief was then sent on to Mr Birtles, who had already received a brief into his client.
Ms Parker said there “seems to be some confusion which will be overcome today” and that she would be re-sent the brief about her client.
Mr Doorey is facing six offences including two counts of supplying prohibited drugs on an ongoing basis, supplying a prohibited drug more than an indictable quantity, knowingly dealing with the proceeds of crime with intent to conceal, dealing with property suspected proceeds of crime and knowingly exposing a child to drugs.
The maximum penalty for supplying drugs on an ongoing basis is 20 years in prison.
Both the co-accused were arrested when detectives attached to Strike Force Gavey swooped on a Garden St home on June 27.
During the raid, as well as a prior raid earlier in the week, detectives alleged they
seized methylamphetamine, cannabis, an amount of cash and numerous items used to administer illicit drugs.
A Holden Commodore and Honda motorcycle were also seized by police.
The couple are accused of supplying drugs, mainly out of their Garden St home in South Tamworth, on a regular basis.
Strike Force Gavey was set up in May this year to investigate the supply of drugs, and detectives will allege between May 20 and June 24, Mr Doorey conducted 70 separate transactions of methylamphetamine in the Tamworth area.
Neither of the accused are yet to enter pleas and will both front a committal hearing on October 16.
No application for bail was made and Mr Doorey will remain in custody until his next appearance.