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A very disappointing day for a Fyshwick businessman

By johnboy - 7 July 2011 23

ACT Policing have arrested a 59-year-old Canberra businessman from Griffith for drug offences yesterday (Wednesday, 6 July).

On July 6 ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigations concluded a controlled operation on the importation of an illegal substance, in which police put in place a substitute material.

About 7pm yesterday members of the SRS Tactical Response team executed forced entry to a premises in Barrier Street, Fyshwick. A white paste substituted by police for a border controlled drug was found in an office at the premises. The man was arrested and taken to the ACT Watch House.

He is charged with attempt to posses marketable quantity of a border controlled drug. He will face the ACT Magistrates Court later today.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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23 Responses to
A very disappointing day for a Fyshwick businessman
1
blowers 9:49 am
07 Jul 11
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Any guesses which work clothing store this is??? There have been rumours for years about the owner dealing from the back door.

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Waiting For Godot 9:57 am
07 Jul 11
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blowers said :

Any guesses which work clothing store this is??? There have been rumours for years about the owner dealing from the back door.

Work clothing? Barrier St? Now ya know!

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grump 10:00 am
07 Jul 11
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blowers, are you saying so now we know??

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Holden Caulfield 10:02 am
07 Jul 11
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blowers said :

Any guesses which work clothing store this is??? There have been rumours for years about the owner dealing from the back door.

Work clothing store, it makes no mention of such in the Police text.

How do you know?

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braddonboy 10:57 am
07 Jul 11
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Best be careful here, methinks!

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The Frots 11:01 am
07 Jul 11
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braddonboy said :

Best be careful here, methinks!

Damn, I’m curious to know – but I agree with BraddonBoy. Best be careful.

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Campbellcatch 1:16 pm
07 Jul 11
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I think you’ll find the clothing store you are all thinking of is not correct. He actually lives north side and is not 57!

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hairy nosed wombat 1:32 pm
07 Jul 11
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Well what do you know,
According to the Canberra times it is John Phillip Harrington, 59
http://www.canberratimes.com.au/news/local/news/general/griffith-man59-faces-court-on-cocaine-charges/2219491.aspx

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colourful sydney rac 2:02 pm
07 Jul 11
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hairy nosed wombat said :

Well what do you know,
According to the Canberra times it is John Phillip Harrington, 59
http://www.canberratimes.com.au/news/local/news/general/griffith-man59-faces-court-on-cocaine-charges/2219491.aspx

Given the charges, is anyone else amused by the name of his restauarnt?

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10
Cheap 2:04 pm
07 Jul 11
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Haha, I always heard rumours that the owner of Charlie Black was a coke dealer… Guess they weren’t just rumours!

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Overheard 2:05 pm
07 Jul 11
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Oh, no. The owner of Charlie Black in Manuka. Surely not the death of another venue for live, original music in this city.

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Fashion Queen 2:11 pm
07 Jul 11
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Firstly I would like to point out that the man, a personal friend, that some people were referring to, who owns the clothing store in Barrier St, is most certainly not a dealer of any kind and any reference to him involved in any criminal activity would be absolutely absurd. A slap on the wrist to you all, bunch of bitches.

Secondly, hooray for the cops who have finally arrested this pig in society. Its about time and should have been done many years ago.

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blowers 3:23 pm
07 Jul 11
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Fair enough.. As i stated, only a rumour that can now be squashed. Slapped myself real hard. A question though, if he owns a restaurant in Manuka, what was the property in Barrier St he was arrested from? Does he have a storeroom there?

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troll-sniffer 3:28 pm
07 Jul 11
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Same dude been running venues in Canberra for as long as I can remember? Was involved in other nightclubbie venues and liked sending champagne bottles to visiting models?

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creative_canberran 3:57 pm
07 Jul 11
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Might be some more to come of this in the near future. The Australian Business Register has no record of “Charlie Black” in the ACT as a business or trading name or part of any business or trading name.

John Harrington is on the register but is listed as a “Sole Trader” first registered in Mar 2010, which would be difficult for a restaurant.

A search of the ASIC database reveals that in the same month John Harrington registered as a sole trader, a private company called Charlie Black Aust Pty Ltd was registered in Red Hill, replacing a company registration previously known as On The Corner Pty Ltd. (An ironic name given a charge for drug trade)

The ASIC database also shows that it was not until April this year that he registered a business name in the ACT for “Charlie Black Brasserie”.

So trading without business name registered for a time + being listed as a sole trader = sloppy business practice or something more sinister.

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