Bikie enforcer Nick ‘The Knife’ Forbes escapes jail time on drug charges

Nick “The Knife” Forbes

Gold Coast bikie enforcer Nick “The Knife” Forbes has narrowly avoided jail time after being caught with a litre of steroids and 13 ecstasy tablets in his home.

Forbes today pleaded guilty in the Brisbane Supreme Court to two charges of drug possession dating back to June 2015 when police discovered the drugs at his home.

Justice Soraya Ryan accepted that while there was a large quantity of drugs found, including the steroids measured into glass vials, the drugs were not part of a commercial operation.

Defence barrister Tony Kimmins said Forbes had serious back issues and the steroids were used to help with the pain. He said Forbes had been released from prison 12 weeks ago, during which time he had weaned himself off drugs. Mr Kimmins said Forbes was now living with his son at the Gold Coast.

Justice Ryan accepted that Forbes had been using the drugs to help with his back pain and to make him feel stronger. He was sentenced to two and a half years imprisonment with immediate release.

Forbes, a former member of the Finks OMC “terror team” who later joined the Mongols, was extradited from South Australia to Brisbane in late May where he had been serving jail time over unrelated offences.

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Source: The West Australian