THE former store owner of A1 Auto and Autobarn Hervey Bay has been granted bail on arson, fraud and dangerous drugs charges on Tuesday morning.
Magistrate Stephen Gutteridge granted bail to Jamie Brown, 28, of Torquay, with the condition he did not make contact with others allegedly involved.
Police prosecutor Senior Constable Jeanette Grigoris objected to bail on the grounds that he would interact with co-accused.
Brown has been charged with three counts of arson and one count of fraud and possessing dangerous drugs after a fire gutted A1 Auto, SportFirst and the Arts and Craft Superstore in Pialba in June and following a police search of Brown's home on Monday morning.
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