Delayed case over 'cocktail' of drugs set for trial

TWO men accused of trafficking a "cocktail" of drugs on the Sunshine Coast will stand trial after months of continuous delays in their case.

William Myles Bush and Gerald Joseph Panganiban were scheduled to be sentenced yesterday for a string of drug charges, including trafficking and possession, spanning over six years.

Bush pleaded not guilty to trafficking cocaine, cannabis, MDMA and methamphetamine on the Sunshine Coast.

Panganiban also pleaded not guilty to trafficking MDMA, methamphetamine and cannabis.

The matter was scheduled for trial in March, then for sentence in the same month before it was adjourned until yesterday.

The Crown indicated the case should be listed for trial now.

Lawyers for Bush and Panganiban told the court an

indemnity statement that came to light recently would be contested.

The indemnity statement related to a witness who claimed to be Bush's former employee.


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