A MOUNT Gambier man who claims substances, which have spot tested positive to ice are in fact not meth amphetamine, has had his charges adjourned so forensic tests can be done.
Zac James Thorp-Millard, 23, of Pressy Street, appeared in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court for a contest mention hearing on Monday.
He was remanded in custody until a special mention on March 20 next year with a contest scheduled for the following month.
He faces three police briefs of evidence and denies drug charges.
Mr Thorp-Millard claims material found in a 600ml bottle is straight GHB and not a mix with ice, even though a spot test indicated meth amphetamine.
He also refutes other charges saying another substance is a cutting agent and not ice, even though it also spot tested positive to ice.
He was also found with scales and $4000 cash, but claims the cash was savings.
Magistrate Peter Mellas said testing of the subatances would be crucial to the outcome of the case.
He said there was a need to know what the substances were, their weight and purity.
Mr Thorp-Millard was remanded in custody while the testing was completed - expected to take about four months.