Bandidos front court on assault and drugs charges

FOUR bikies and an associate nabbed during a police crackdown on the Bandidos outlaw motorcycle club have been released on bail.

Rocklea father of one Luke James Dyer was one of five who appeared in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

Dyer, 27, is charged with drug trafficking between January and June and drug possession.

Police prosecutor Paul Hodge opposed Dyer's bail application arguing Dyer had a history of similar drug supply offences and was a risk of not reappearing.

Dyer was granted bail on the condition he resided in Archerfield and reported to police.

Fellow bikie, Duncan Lee Rattenbury, also fronted court charged with causing grievous bodily harm to Giovanni De Bella in Loganlea in October.

A heavily tattooed Rattenbury smiled and flicked a thumbs-up to a friend in the court gallery before being led into the watch house.

Lawyer Andrew McGinness said police had little evidence implicating Rattenbury's co-accused Christopher Daniel Barrett, in the attack on Mr De Bella.

"The case against Mr Barrett is at best thin and circumstantial," Mr McGinness said.

Mr McGinness said Barrett had two children, a wife and had spent his life in Brisbane.

Sgt Hodge opposed the bail application on the basis of public safety, Barrett's risk of interfering with witnesses and obstructing justice.

But Mr McGinness argued there was nothing to support those grounds.

Twenty-three-year-old Taleigha Michelle McDonald held her head in her hands and rubbed her tired eyes as the judge deliberated her bail conditions.

McDonald, an alleged bikie associate, is charged with being in possession of cocaine, methamphetamine and MDMA in Brisbane on Tuesday.

Police allege she was also found with clip seal bags, a syringe, four glass pipes and two scales.
McDonald and her co-accused Christopher John Gray were both released on bail.

Gray is charged with several drug possession offences.

All the alleged offenders were ordered to appear before the Brisbane Magistrates Court on January 7.

The bikies who appeared in court were a handful of 32 people arrested during an outlaw motorcycle gang crackdown in south east Queensland.



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