Accused takes it higher

A GUNNEDAH man facing a raft of drug offences has been ordered to stand trial.

Desmond John Daves, 53, waived his right for a committal, and will fight two counts of supplying a prohibited drug that’s more than an indictable quantity and knowingly dealing with the proceeds of crime in a trial to be heard in the Tamworth District Court.

Magistrate Roger Prowse committed Daves for trial on the three counts, but a number of other charges including three counts of possessing a prohibited drug and goods in custody will be taken into account when the case is heard in the higher court.

Daves was arrested on the side of the Oxley Highway at Somerton on July 21, last year.

Oxley highway patrol officers were patrolling the road when Daves overtook an unmarked police car and was clocked at 150km/h in a 100km/h zone.

Daves was fined and lost his licence on the spot but police had cause to search the car where they allegedly found a stash of drugs and cash.

Police allege they uncovered cocaine, methylamphetamine and cannabis, as well as more than $50,000 in cash, during the search of the Audi silver Quattro.

Daves will remain on Supreme Court bail to live in Gunnedah until a trial date is set.

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