Court hears; son was the muscle behind $100k drug operation

The Rockhampton Magistrates Court has heard allegations that a father and son's sophisticated drug business  ran like a shop.

Trevor John Williams has been charged with 105 drug offences and his 22-year-old son, Teej Lloyd Williams, has been charged with 20.

The pair were in court on Friday for matters of bail applications, represented by defence solicitor Grant Cagney.

On Thursday, a four month Criminal Investigation Bureau operation targeting the pair came to an end when around 20 officers searched the address at the centre of the investigation.


L-R Paul Drew and Teej Williams at Ginger MulePhoto Liam Fahey / Morning Bulletin
Teej Lloyd Williams Liam Fahey

Police will allege the men sold up to $100,000 of methylamphetamine and cannabis in as little as two months.

Mr Cagney told the court a bail application was unable to be submitted for Trevor Williams as he needed to gather more evidence of property for surety.

He will face court again on September 16.

During Teej Williams' bail application, the court heard details of the pair's drug business and his role in the operation.

A police prosecutor told the court Teej Williams would step in when his father wasn't available and was the muscle of the operation, using his physical size to intimidate and collect drug debts.

Their sophisticated drug operation ran like a traditional shop with opening hours between 12pm-10pm and regular specials on products.

Customers would use code words when messaging the pair about drugs using phrases such as, "roll of carpet" and "carton of eggs" and they would only do deals in public places.

Mr Cagney told the court his client's partner and her family were in the court room supporting him and his strong ties to the community made him a good candidate for bail.

Magistrate Michael O'Driscoll made the decision to grant Teej Williams a $20,000 bail on the conditions he has no contact with the co-accused, adheres to a curfew between 7pm and 7am and commits no further offences.

Teej Williams will remain in custody until the money is paid.

No plea for either party has been entered at this stage.

A committal call over date is set for November 9, 2016.