Pair face court over 12kg cocaine allegations
ONE of two men charged over the alleged supply of a large amount of cocaine has pleaded guilty to his charges.
But the other is expected to face trial to defend the allegations.
Scott Christopher Pritchard, 37, of Bogangar, appeared before Lismore Local Court by video link on Wednesday.
His solicitor, Erin Hoile, entered a guilty plea on Pritchard's behalf to one count of supplying a large commercial quantity of a prohibited drug.
The court heard that charge related to the supply of 12.4kg of cocaine at Cudgera Creek on the Tweed Coast on April 3.
Ms Hoile said her client would, however, argue that he didn't have full knowledge of the quantity of the drug involved.
Co-accused Jasper Nash, 33, from Homebush West, has meanwhile pleaded not guilty to supplying a large commercial quantity of cocaine at Wardell on the same date.
Police will allege Mr Nash met with another man in Wardell while Pritchard was later stopped by police on the Tweed, and was found with a large amount of cocaine in his vehicle.
Mr Nash is expected to be arraigned before Lismore District Court on February 5 next year before defending the charge at trial.
Neither Mr Nash nor Pritchard made any application for bail.
Pritchard will go before the District Court for the first time on February 3.