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A SENIOR Queensland Rail train driver due to be sentenced for serious drug charges has had his case adjourned after a court heard new information has come to light.
Graham Edward Parsons, 52, is charged with trafficking cannabis, along with seven counts of drug possession and two counts of possessing anything used in the commission of a crime.
Police have alleged he was trafficking cannabis for two years between September 2014 and September 2016.
Drug squad and CIB detectives raided his home and allegedly found cash, other drugs, a drug utensil and bags of marijuana stashed away in a freezer late last year.
Mr Parsons was stood down from his position as Cairns-based driver-in-charge in March when the charges came to light. He was due to be sentenced in the Cairns Supreme Court yesterday.
But Crown prosecutor Aaron Dunkerton asked for the sentencing to be adjourned after receiving information which may “have an impact on the case”.
He said another man, who is also awaiting a court sentence, had penned a statement in relation to Mr Parsons’ case and had requested his matter be held after that.
“The individual who made that statement is due for sentence on July 13,” Mr Dunkerton said.
The sentencing is now due to be held on July 18.
This article first appeared on www.cairnspost.com.au
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