Man granted bail after several drug-related offences
A REDRIDGE man has been granted bail in the Bundaberg Magistrates Court after being charged with several drug related offences.
Hans Michael Hummer, 39, appeared in court today on seven charges including possessing dangerous drugs, drug trafficking and making threats.
The court heard Hummer was on bail at the time for drugs and weapons offences, therefore placing him in a show cause position.
In opposing bail Police Prosecutor Acting Senior Constable Andrew Blunt said a search warrant carried out on the accussed's property allegedly uncovered $15,000 cash buried in the backyard and about 36gms of the dangerous drug ice.
"Ice is high on the public radar at the moment given its scourge on society," he said.
Duty lawyer Nick Larter argued that the drugs and cash were found buried in the back yard of a property that was frequented by other people.
"It's not clear cut it is his," he said.
Mr Larter said there was a distinction between the drugs and cash being located buried in the ground as opposed to in a person's immediate possession.
However Mr Larter conceded Hummer owned the property and resided at the address.
Magistrate Aaron Simpson said he was concerned about Hummer committing further drug offences.
But Mr Larter argued his client has no other criminal history and any alleged offending had occurred in a matter of months.
"There's not continued persistent offending," he said.
In making the decision to grant bail, Mr Simpson said police were opposing bail on the grounds that there was significant intelligence that Hummer was involved with the trafficking of drugs and firearms, but police had offered no particulars.
Mr Simpson said it was not helpful that he had not been provided with any further details.
Hummer was placed on strict conditions including that he must report to Childers Police three times a week.