Alleged drug dealer blames dead ex

A MAN who claims his ex-partner planted drugs in his home and then tipped off the police has faced Maryborough Magistrates Court on three drug charges.

Dean James Goodwin’s Aldershot home was searched for drugs on December 7.

Police found 13 small clip seal bags allegedly containing methylamphetamines, as well as several cannabis plants.

Defence lawyer Travis George said there were extenuating circumstances to the case.

“My client instructs that the methylamphetamines and most of the cannabis had been put in his house by another person, who then tipped off the police,” Mr George said.

“The woman was previously in a relationship with my client and she had been charged with stalking him.”

Mr George said the woman had since died.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Craig Ryan said Goodwin, 39, had a history of drug offences.

Just last year he was ordered by a court to perform 240 hours unpaid community service for charges of supplying and possessing drugs.

Goodwin was released on bail by Magistrate John Smith but warned he would spend time in custody if he had any more involvement with illegal drugs.

The case was adjourned to February 23 for committal mention.



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