Accused bikie asks court to change rehab programs

AN accused Toowoomba bikie successfully changed his bail in the Brisbane Supreme Court so he could attend a different rehabilitation program.

Hamish John Smith was arrested at a Westbrook home in October last year and charged with possessing a dangerous drug, weapon, drug utensils and cash suspected of being the proceeds of crime.

Police allege Mr Smith had $20,000 worth of meth in his house.

At the Supreme Court on Wednesday, his bail conditions were changed to allow him to attend a different rehabilitation facility.

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The court heard Mr Smith had to attend a certain rehabilitation facility under his current bail conditions but he wanted this changed to allow him to attend another facility.

It is unclear why Mr Smith wanted to change programs but Justice David Boddice said reasons had been provided to the court.

Justice Boddice said Mr Smith had secured a place in another appropriate rehabilitation program and changed his bail conditions.

- APN NEWSDESK


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