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‘Don’t Ever F--- With Our Money’ -owned mining venture has new lease of life

Ex-national drag champion Brett Stevens, pictured here in 2004, is site manager of an unl

Ex-national drag champion Brett Stevens, pictured here in 2004, is site manager of an unlicensed mining venture. Source: News Limited

A DRAG racing icon accused of running a drug business teamed up with a bikie to run an unlicensed mining venture.

Supreme Court Chief Justice Paul De Jersey labelled Queensland Quarry Group’s actions “extraordinary”.

But the venture, part-owned by an ex-Rebels bikie through the company DEFWOM, an acronym for “Don’t Ever F--- With Our Money”, has a new lease on life.

This is a boon for its site manager Brett Stevens, an ex-national drag champion facing trial in November over a multimillion-dollar ecstasy ring that police allege he ran in 2007 and 2008.

QQG had not yet won approval when it sold millions of dollars of material to construction companies under the umbrella of a single permit to sell to the Department of Transport and Main Roads.

But it has been given a chance to earn its permits after settling a costly legal battle with the cattle-farming family that owns the Roma site.

Maranoa compliance officer Warren Oxnam said council gave QQG a “show cause” notice over its quarry but was now considering a late development application.

Stevens took a job with DEFWOM after his personal fortune was frozen under proceeds of crime laws.

Stevens – who once had a racing team with multimillion-dollar sponsorships, as well as trucking, fibreglass, race car and manufacturing businesses – will rely on Legal Aid to fight charges of producing and trafficking MDMA.

“I got f---ing nothing left, mate,” he told The Courier-Mail.

Stevens says DEFWOM’s only business interest now is the quarry, which a valuer found was capable of producing $12 million a year of hard rock and sand.

A TMR spokesman said the department’s Roma depot did not use QQG.