A TAMWORTH man facing life behind bars for allegedly supplying more than $350,000 worth of ice could plead guilty, a court has heard.
Jeremy Blair Munro was led into the dock of Tamworth Local Court where he faces four charges including supplying more than a commercial quantity of a prohibited drug.
Police allege Munro was involved in the supply of more than 750g of methylamphetamine as well as more than 100g of the drug, heroin.
He’s also facing a fourth charge of knowingly dealing with the proceeds of crime, namely $150,000 in cash.
Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) solicitor Mark Ferguson applied to have the case adjourned to November “where there is a co-accused, Mr Russell”.
“It is anticipated there will be some negotiations that will resolve the matter,” he told the court of Munro’s case.
The court was told a brief of evidence – which had been lost between solicitors in Sydney – had now been served on Munro’s defence team.
Solicitor Garry Johnston said he wanted time to consult with the DPP and his client.
Mr Munro will result in a plea, it’s just a matter of facts and charges.Solicitor Garry Johnston
“Mr Munro will result in a plea, it’s just a matter of facts and charges,” he told the court.
“It is voluminous [the brief] … there will need to be quite a lot of consideration by the DPP and myself.”
Munro made no application for bail and it was formally refused by Magistrate Roger Prowse who adjourned the case to November.
Munro was arrested by undercover police during a car stop in Muswellbrook, earlier this year.
Strike Force Guerie – a covert operation by Oxley detectives and the Tamworth Target Action Group – was set up in late-2015 by to investigate the supply of illegal drugs.
Co-accused Kevin Grant Russell, who is charged with several offences including supplying ice and heroin between Sydney and Tamworth, will appear in court in November for a contested committal hearing.
He remains bail refused.