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
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
Maranoa compliance officer Warren Oxnam said council gave QQG a “show
cause” notice over its quarry but was now considering a late development
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
A TMR spokesman said the department’s Roma depot did not use QQG.