Glamorous beauty worker now back behind bars
A MACKAY beauty worker and mother of three is back behind bars and at risk of losing a $10,000 court-ordered surety following a Mother’s Day arrest on 25 fresh charges.
Chloe Victoria Smith is accused of contacting her partner Reece William Luscombe 14 times between April 15 and 30, beginning just days after she was released from custody.
Bail conditions banned her from contacting her co-accused, including her partner.
The 26 year old spent about a week on remand after she was granted bail last month because she had to front the cash before her release.
Ms Smith and Mr Luscombe were arrested, with others, over allegations they are key players in a drug syndicate linked to the Finks Outlaw Motorcycle Gang.
They are charged with trafficking as well as various other drug-related charges.
Mackay Magistrates Court today heard Ms Smith, who appeared via telephone from the watch-house, was arrested yesterday on fresh charges including 15 counts of breaching bail and possessing dangerous and restricted drugs.
Solicitor Corey Cullen, of Cullen Lawyers, said his client would plead guilty to the fresh charges.
At one point Ms Smith cut in to explain that she had been at home when police had stopped by early one morning to perform a curfew check but had not answered the door because she had three young children and was asleep.
“Why shouldn’t the $10,000 be forfeited? She’s committed further offences,” Magistrate Damien Dwyer asked.
Solicitor Corey Cullen, of Cullen Lawyers, argued it was not the case his client had failed to appear in court.
“Circumstances for which the surety is forfeited in the normal course of court proceedings is when people don’t attend their court dates,” Mr Cullen said.
Mr Dwyer asked for court authorities to back the argument.
“The surety is to enforce the conditions of the (bail) undertaking, the first one is don’t commit any further offences,” Mr Dwyer said.
Mr Cullen disagreed. The case was adjourned to Wednesday.