Bail for man accused of supplying meth, weed

A MAN facing six charges of supplying a dangerous drug has been granted bail in Maryborough Magistrates Court.

Reginald Ambrose Hooper, 48, requested an adjournment but the court heard he intended to plead guilty to the charges, which related to supplying methylamphetamine and cannabis to another man.

The court heard the charges had been before the courts for almost two years but had not yet been resolved.

Magistrate John Smith asked to hear from both sides on the matter of bail.

Police prosecutor Kath Stagoll said Hooper's criminal history was of concern.

But defence lawyer Michael Riedel said most of the history was dated back to 2002 and it had been minor offending.

Mr Riedel said in this case Hooper's alleged offending had been supplying another person, not producing the drugs himself.

"He was not profiting monetarily - his involvement was very limited," Mr Riedel said.

Mr Smith granted bail and adjourned the case until February 29.



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