13th October 2021, 14:10
Two men have pleaded not guilty to several drugs charges at the Magistrates' Court.
Taylor Collins and Michael Bacarisa are charged with possession of and intent to supply just under 13.5 grams of cocaine and just over one gram of amphetamines.
Mr Bacarisa was also separately charged with possession of over a small amount of of cannabis, and a gram of cocaine.
Mr Collins pleaded guilty to possession of 15 diazepam pills, and obstruction of justice.
Both the defence and prosecution agreed that due to the quantities of the drugs, the case should be dealt with at the Supreme Court.
Stipendiary Magistrate, Karl Tonna, declined jurisdiction on this basis. They will next appear in court on the 7th of December.