Terang man charged over drugs, weapons

A YOUNG Terang man allegedly found with a sawn-off shotgun, crossbow and crystal methamphetamine at his house has been denied bail.

Photographs from a mobile phone allegedly showing Jarrod Wynd, 22, holding a shotgun and another photo of Mr Wynd holding methamphetamine were presented to Warrnambool Magistrates Court this week.

Magistrate Peter Mellas said the photos looked like something out of the television show Breaking Bad.

Mr Wynd, of Emery Street, has been charged with trafficking and possessing methamphetamine, possessing and using amphetamine, possessing a handgun without a licence and possessing a crossbow.

The court heard that on November 26, 2013 Mr Wynd was the victim of a burglary on Emery Street, Terang. 

He disturbed the offenders who could not be found.

Warrnambool CIU attended and spoke to Mr Wynd, who made admissions to drug trafficking. 

He was arrested and taken to Terang police station.

First Constable Patrick Lynch said Mr Wynd made admissions to trafficking crystal methamphetamine — “ice” —  to about five to six people.

He said Mr Wynd would travel to Melbourne two or three times a week to purchase half an ounce of the drug. Mr Wynd was released pending summons.

On Saturday, police executed a search warrant at the Emery Street house and found $3280 in cash, 5.8 grams of crystal methamphetamine, a sawn-off shotgun in Mr Wynd’s bedroom and a crossbow taped to the dashboard of an unroadworthy car.

Police also found four mobile phones and two sets of digital scales. Mr Wynd was taken to Warrnambool police station, where he made partial admissions. The court heard he had no criminal history and was a qualified diesel mechanic who told police when interviewed that he had lost his job due to methamphetamine use.

Mr Wynd’s mother told the court that, if bailed, her son could live with her and he would listen to her. She said he knew how much he had hurt his family and there would be no trouble allowed at her home.

Defence counsel Jonathan Makary said Mr Wynd had no prior convictions and could regain his employment if bailed.

Magistrate Mellas refused bail, saying Mr Wynd had spoken to police and made admissions to trafficking, then was released and a search warrant allegedly found he was in possession of illegal substances.

Mr Mellas said he had not shown cause and bail was refused. Mr Wynd will appear in court on February 3.

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