A MAN serving home detention has been refused bail, charged with supplying drugs out of his Tamworth house.
Tamworth Local Court this week heard allegations Todd Andrew Green was allegedly involved in the supply of methylamphetamine from a Brewery Lane property, where police allege he was conducting a drug premises.
The 42-year-old is facing five charges and pleaded not guilty to possessing and supplying methylamphetamine, dealing with property being the suspected proceeds of crime, receiving stolen property and conducting a drug premises.
Following the arrest, Green lodged a bail application which triggered a show cause hearing where Green had to show why his detention was not justified because he was on conditional liberty.
According to court documents, police prosecutors opposed bail arguing it was a strong case against the accused who they submitted was currently serving a home detention order, and the protection of the community was paramount.
A solicitor for Green argued he was already wearing an electronic bracelet and a family member had a medical conditional that he needed to help care for.
The defence submitted Green had no fail to appear matters on his record, a minimal history and it wasn’t a strong case against their client.
Acting magistrate Mal MacPherson refused bail and remanded Green into custody, finding there was an unacceptable risk of committing further serious offences.
According to police facts tendered in the bail application, police raided the Brewery Lane property on January 4 and will allege crystal methylamphetamine was found inside Green’s shorts.
Police will also allege they found needles, scales, and plastic resealable bags inside the property, as well as $930 in his wallet and a clip holding $3000 in $50 notes.
Detectives also seized a mobile phone which was examined and showed numerous messages which they allege is “consistent with the supply of prohibited drugs and exchange of amounts of money”.
Police also allege they found a Canon camera bag with a camera, lenses and other accessories inside Green’s room along with a Ryobi hammer drill in an unopened box.
Police will allege the goods were stolen during a break-and-enter in South Tamworth two days after Christmas.
Green was refused bail and will return to court in February, after police have compiled a brief of evidence.