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Prisoner ‘slipped drugs in court’

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A prisoner has dramatically been taken from court to hospital after he was allegedly slipped drugs by a woman in the courtroom.

Joshua Russell Best, 24, was taken by ambulance from the Queen Elizabeth II law courts to the Princess Alexandra Hospital about noon as a precaution following his hearing in the District Court.

He’d just been sentenced to six years’ jail for a police chase and attempted carjacking last month, and for a home invasion.

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Best was allegedly given the contraband when the judge was out of the room.

He was taken to the cells but it’s understood a witness came forward to report the incident, which was allegedly captured on CCTV.

A woman has been given a notice to appear in court later in July on a charge of supplying dangerous drugs.

Best was arrested after he and a woman led police on a dangerous car chase through suburbs south of Brisbane on the night of June 5.

During the pursuit the pair unsuccessfully tried to steal a woman’s car with a baby in the back at Beenleigh before they were captured soon after.

Best was sentenced to six years’ jail on Friday, with parole eligibility after 21 months, on charges including armed robbery in company, three counts of unlawful use of a motor vehicle, attempted robbery and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.


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