Geelong council officer accused of trafficking cannabis

A communications and engagement officer at the City of Greater Geelong is accused of cultivating and trafficking cannabis.

Candice Murray Feurring, of Teesdale, did not enter pleas to any of the charges in the Geelong Magistrates Court on Thursday.

According to court documents, Ms Feurring is alleged to have trafficked cannabis as well as

cultivating, possessing and using the drug.

She was charged with the offences on March 7 this year.

On Thursday, it was confirmed by a member of the City of Greater Geelong communications team that Ms Feurring was still working at council.

According to her LinkedIn profile, she lists environmental sustainability as one of her areas of expertise.

On Friday, the Geelong Advertiser asked council if Ms Feurring was currently employed with the city, if she had been stood down, and what council’s policy was if an employee was charged with drug trafficking.

A council spokeswoman said it did not comment on personnel matters.

The case will return to court on July 17 for a committal mention.

The Geelong Advertiser put questions to Ms Feurring on Friday afternoon regarding the drug trafficking allegations and if she planned to continue to work with council but did not receive a response by deadline.

According to her LinkedIn profile, Ms Feurring has served at Brimbank City Council, Wyndham City Council and the City of Greater Geelong.

In 2015 she helped to organise the World Reggae Jam in Geelong.

“The event will showcase Jamaican reggae and conscious original roots music, spreading a message of unity, respect and peace,” she told the Geelong Independent at the time.

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