Alleged drug trafficker prepares to stand trial in May

LAWYERS involved in a Sunshine Coast drug trafficking trial have been told the case could come on quickly any time from May 7.

Stephen John McCormack, 55, stands accused of trafficking methylamphetamines as part of a multi-million-dollar enterprise.

Police will allege they found amphetamines in a freezer during a search of a property he was renting in Bundaberg in 2009.

Justice Ros Atkinson asked the prosecutor and barrister to be ready in May because her first trial listed involved a man representing himself and his trial was unpredictable.

She said trafficking cases "almost always resolve" before trial, though "there are always exceptions".

But McCormack's lawyer said "it's a certain trial".


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