THE owner of two prominent Gold Coast nightclubs accused of supplying cocaine to girls as young as 16 has been granted bail from Southport Magistrates Court.
It’s alleged Jamie Pickering, 49, provided drugs to teenagers on at least two occasions in Surfers Paradise and allowed drug deals to take place inside his nightclubs, Sin City and Vanity.
He was arrested during raids on the Glitter Strip nightclub scene on Friday night and was charged with multiple offences, including four counts of supplying a dangerous drug.
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Police also raided Club LIV whose part-owner Ivan Tesic was located and arrested in New South Wales, accused of being the ringleader behind the entire operation.
If an application to have Tesic extradited back to Queensland is approved today, it’s expected he will face court in Southport on Wednesday.
He was just one of 152 people arrested as part of a large scale drug operation. He was granted bail and the matter was adjourned until May 30.