Australasian biker news

Home Bike News Rides Other Stuff Events Tech Links Adults Only

Court told of bikie link to $3 million 'meth'

Leah Fineran   |  May 19th, 2010



A RAID at a Beechmont home has allegedly netted 3.6kg of methamphetamine with a potential street value of $3 million, Southport Magistrates Court was told.

Jason Hinton, 31, Dean 'Dino' Spizzirri, 53, and Kim Murphy, 30, have each been charged with producing a dangerous drug.

Mr Spizzirri, who police allege has links to the Finks Motorcycle Club, appeared in Southport Magistrates Court on Monday.

He did not apply for bail and was remanded in custody.

Alleged co-offender Mr Hinton appeared in court yesterday and was granted bail on the condition he post a $50,000 surety and have no contact with any outlaw motorcycle gang members.

But he was remanded in custody overnight after failing to post his surety by the close of business yesterday.

The court was told the drugs had been sent away for purity testing. However, documents tendered to court estimated the haul to have a potential street value between $1.8 million and $3 million.

Mr Hinton's solicitor, Mark Williams, said his client was a Southport car dealer and his partner was due to give birth to their first child this week.

He said his client denied having any links to outlaw motorcycle gangs.

"He is not a club member and he has never been a club member and he has no reason to be in contact with any club member," he said.


Mr Williams said his client was not likely to reoffend if released on bail.

Ms Murphy, a beautician from Beechmont, also remained in custody last night.

Her bail application was adjourned until today to allow police to cancel an Irish passport for which she had recently applied.

Mr Williams, who also represented Ms Murphy, said the drugs were allegedly found at her rented home but she was 'on the periphery of the offending'.

All three defendants will reappear in court again on June 1, when it is expected a committal hearing date will be set.

The large quantity of drugs was allegedly seized by detectives on Saturday night during a raid of Ms Murphy's Beechmont home.

Police will allege the raid was a result of a lengthy investigation which was conducted by Task Force Hydra -- the anti-outlaw motorcycle gang arm of the Queensland Police Service.



Hit Counter