Alleged dealer to go under house arrest

A HUSBAND accused of selling drugs out of his Tamworth home will be released on bail this morning and placed under house arrest.

Phillip Darell Doorey is facing six charges stemming from an alleged drug ring and lodged a bid for bail about two weeks ago based on medical grounds.

It was granted on the condition two people each post a $50,000 surety and Doorey not contact his co-accused wife.

However, solicitor for the accused, Rae Parker, said the 45-year-old was unable to meet the strict conditions and a fresh application was lodged yesterday in Tamworth Local Court.

The court has been told Doorey has a heart condition requiring specialist cardiac treatment.

Ms Parker said the whole point of the bail application was to get her client, who appeared from Longbay Correctional Centre, some medical help.

“He’s not going to run very far because he’s ill,” Ms Parker said yesterday, adding her client needed urgent medical help.

Magistrate Roger Prowse granted bail for Doorey to remain under house arrest in Tamworth and live with family.

Doorey has been ordered not to approach his wife, Kim, who is also facing five charges following police raids carried out earlier this year.

The court was told further drug-testing results had surfaced this week.

“An updated expert certificate was served on my office,” Ms Parker told the court.

“That’s an analysis of the drug in question that we’re arguing about.”

The couple was arrested by Strike Force Gavey police in June, after investigations into the supply of drugs in Tamworth.

Police allege the couple supplied drugs out of their Garden St home on a regular basis.

The case heads back to court on January 29.

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