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Bangalow man in solitary confinement

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Bangalow resident Jamie Adams has languished in solitary confinement in a Queensland prison for two days following his arrest on the Gold Coast on Wednesday.

The move is the result of tough new anti-bikie laws in Queensland, which also ban association of more than two club members in a public place.

Mr Adams, 31, whose Palm Tree Crescent home was simultaneously raided by police, will discover whether he will be granted bail when he faces Southport Magistrates Court today.

Police allege he is the treasurer of the Ballina chapter of the Rebels motorcycle gang, which has been targeted by police in a cross-border sting operation.

He has been charged with aggravated drug trafficking. Police allege he bought – and possibly manufactured – drugs in NSW and sold them in Queensland.

During the Bangalow raid police seized two rifles, a shotgun, cash and drugs valued by police at $14,000 including methamphetamine, cannabis, cocaine and steroids.

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  1. Fantastic ! …………the fewer ‘bikies’ wandering around, the safer everyone else feels…………the draconian laws in Qld are having a very positive effect nationwide…..it’s about time !

    • Are you for real robert? Myself and everyone i know feel this barbaric abuse of police power is completely laughable. Guess you would be the same sort of person who is happy to see sharks culled senselessly too, because the media tells you its good.

      When push comes to shove, i saw about 6 police minimum around the palm crescent hom. Id love to know the cost, ultimately out of taxpayers money, to arrest some small time crook, and the hours spent bignoting and self glorifying their work… pull your head out of the sound.

      These new laws are a discriminatory disgrace. I liled the story about how QLD police arrested a man for wearing a Sons of Anarchy tee, mistaking it for a gang. Shamw more of that doesnt fall on public ears. All the behind the scenes threats, etc.

      I can honestly say i dont feel more or less safe with Mr Adams arrest… he kept to himself and was friendly enough around the street. These laws and stories are an absolute joke. Seems the medias self imposed respobsibility to glorify cops and slander and drag the names of people who have made mistakes through the mud.


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