$30,000 bail posted for Wicks
HAVING spent a night in custody, Newcastle Knights prop and Graftonian Danny Wicks was released from custody yesterday after posting $30,000 bail, with a further $50,000 surety posted by his father.
Wicks was charged on Wednesday with six counts of supplying illegal drugs, including ecstasy and amphetamines, and two counts of possession of drugs, including cocaine.
The 24-year-old was stood down from the Knights indefinitely on Wednesday afternoon.
In a related matter, Steven Stefenovski, 29, was also released on $100,000 bail yesterday after being charged with drug supply offences in Newcastle on Wednesday.
Simultaneous raids at three Grafton addresses early Wednesday resulted in a further two people, a man, 22, and a woman, 25, being charged with four drug-related offences. The Grafton-based accused were granted police bail to appear before Grafton Local Court on January 25.
The Daily Telegraph reports police are expecting to make further arrests, leading to the police prosecutor requesting the court not release police facts to the public as it may jeopardise the investigation.
Danny Wicks’ matter is set down for mention at Newcastle Local Court on February 4.
He faces bail conditions including surrendering his passport and reporting daily to the Charlestown Police Station.