Titans player Beau Falloon has drug charges dismissed

UPDATE: GOLD Coast Titans player Beau Falloon has had his drug charges dismissed in court this afternoon.

Falloon, 28, was one of four Titans facing cocaine possession charges in the Southport Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

The Titans hooker was facing four counts of supplying cocaine, however they have all been dismissed because of insufficient admissible evidence.


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“It really gets down to whether or not, in my view, these third party conversations would be admissible against the defendant,” Magistrate Christopher Callaghan said.

EARLIER: LAWYERS for a number of Gold Coast Titans stars are seeking to have drugs charges against them thrown out of court.

Seven current and former Titans will face committal hearings in Southport Magistrates Court today and tomorrow.

Greg Bird, Kalifa Faifai Loa, Beau Falloon and former player Ashley Harrison are  all having their cases heard in Southport Magistrates Court this morning.

Defence lawyers will make “no case” submissions in a bid to clear their clients and test the legal waters for the other defendants.

Falloon’s case is the first being heard, after he was charged with four counts of supplying cocaine.

The prosecution has admitted the case against him is largely circumstantial and is based off phone intercepts.

An interesting development is that a statement from former Suns star Karmichael Hunt, who was also tied up in the investigation, makes up part of the police prosecution case against Falloon.

Hunt appeared in court on March 9, where he pleaded guilty to four cases of cocaine possession, was fined $2,500 and no conviction was recorded.

Hunt was also fined $30,000 and suspended for six weeks by the Australian and Queensland rugby unions.

EARLIER: A number of current and former Gold Coast Titans players will return to court today to have their cocaine supply charges heard.

Greg Bird, Kalifa Faifai Loa, Beau Falloon and former player Ashley Harrison are all scheduled for Southport Magistrates Court this morning.

Each are facing charges of supplying dangerous drugs  following a Queensland Crime and Corruption Commission investigation earlier this year.

The investigation was looking into an alleged cocaine trafficking ring operating throughout the state’s southwest.

Dave Taylor, Jamie Dowling and former player Joe Vickery were also charged in the investigation, although their cases will not be heard today.

All pleaded guilty to the charges back in March.

Queensland Reds rugby player Karmichael Hunt was also caught up in the CCC investigation.

 

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