Hannah Quant leaving the Gladstone Magistrates Court in June 2015. Photo Tegan Annett / The Observer
Hannah Quant leaving the Gladstone Magistrates Court in June 2015. Photo Tegan Annett / The Observer Tegan Annett

Boyne ice accused woman lives in fear

HANNAH Jane Quant, the Boyne Island woman charged over a $55,000 ice haul police found in her car at Turkey Beach 10 months ago, has received a "threat" while in drug rehab.

Quant, 25, who faces a new charge of trafficking methylamphetamine between June 2015 and January this year, along with other drug offences, had been granted strict conditional bail by a Gladstone magistrate four weeks ago to live at a drug rehabilitation centre near the Sunshine Coast.

Following her second arrest as a result of police Operation North Oxbow, the court heard then Quant's mother would pay $15,500 for her daughter to attend the facility.

However, on Friday afternoon, Quant, through her Brisbane legal representative Trent Jones, of Russo Lawyers, made an unsuccessful application to vary her bail conditions to live outside of the facility.

In his application, Gladstone magistrate Penelope Hay heard that while in the centre Quant received a threat.

It comes after red-haired Quant alleged previously she received a threat to kill her from a Gladstone drug dealer to recover drug debts.

Mr Jones said she had completed her 29-day live-in program and tendered a letter from the centre's operator, stating it would be more beneficial to Quant's recovery if she was able to rehabilitate herself back in community.

The application was strongly opposed by prosecutor Sgt Barry Stevens.

Sgt Stevens said it did not carry weight as it was an opinion about Quant made by someone with no evidence of any professional or medical qualifications.

Ms Hay refused the application. Quant will remain at the centre.


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