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Man allegedly found with party drug refused bail

A MAN who was allegedly found with party drug methylamphetamine and cannabis as well as a stolen credit card has been denied bail in Hervey Bay Magistrates Court.

Beau Weylin Francis Drake, 26, did not enter a plea when he appeared in court charged with supplying dangerous drugs, possession of drugs and stolen property.

The court heard the drugs were found when police executed a search warrant on Drake's Torquay Tce home earlier this week.

Defence lawyer Trinity McGarvie heavily criticised the objection to bail handed up by police.

"There are a number of objectionable materials in the objection to bail," she said.

She said the document which was supposed to be based on fact heavily speculated one of the charges would be upgraded.

She said Drake was a 26-year-old father-of-two and lived with his elderly grandmother and took responsibility for her full-time care.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Michael Quirk said the allegations were still serious.

"The (credit) card with someone else's name on it was found in the defendant's possession," he said.

He said drugs like methylamphetamine, or ice, were a concern to the community.

"The community want people who are selling these drugs to stop selling it," he said.

Magistrate Neil Lavaring denied Drake bail and ordered he be remanded in custody.

Drake who was sitting in the dock pleaded with Mr Lavaring.

"I understand I have stuffed up," he said.

The matter will return to court on February 23.

Topics:  cannabis, hervey bay magistraes court



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