A BULL rider is on house arrest after he was allegedly caught with the drug ice and cash during a car stop in Tamworth.
Police allege Clint James Glass had 13.31g of methylamphetamine, or ice, on him when he was pulled over on Goonoo Goonoo Rd on Tuesday morning.
The 22-year-old was stopped after allegedly swerving his Ford Falcon sedan across two lanes of traffic in front of police, about 11.10am.
Glass failed a roadside drug test and was arrested before police searched the car.
They allege 13.31g of ice was found in six separate bags either on Glass or in the car.
Glass is facing nine charges including supplying a prohibited drug, possessing an ice pipe, as well as 3.89g of what is alleged to be cannabis.
He’s also accused of possessing goods in custody, namely $490 in cash and a drivers licence in someone else’s name.
And stands accused of driving while unlicensed.
Police will also allege they found three other types of restricted medication inside the vehicle.
Glass was refused bail by police and lodged an application for bail in Tamworth Local Court on Wednesday morning.
Legal Aid solicitor Fiona Hadlington said her client “made admissions of being a drug user” at the scene.
“On the face of it it’s a strong prosecution case,” she said.
She told the court, despite Glass not working, the charge of goods in custody was “not strong”.
“He says he won some prize money,” she said.
“He engages in bull riding competitions.”
He says he won some prize money. He engages in bull riding competitions.Legal Aid solicitor Fiona Hadlington
Ms Hadlington said her client could live in Attunga under house arrest “and not leave that address” which would address the bail concerns of her client “driving round with illicit substances in his vehicle”.
Magistrate Roger Prowse said there were clear concerns Glass would endanger the safety of the community and commit further serious offences.
“There is a peripheral concern about whether you’ll turn up or not,” he said.
“That can be ameliorated this way.”
He granted Glass bail, ordering him to remain under house arrest unless in the direct company of two other people.
Police will compile a brief of evidence before Glass returns to court in April.