A WARRNAMBOOL drug dealer has been ordered to appear in court next week despite being in a Melbourne rehabilitation facility.
Shane Carlin, 24, of Lava Street, Warrnambool, did not appear in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court for a contest mention hearing.
Mr Carlin is in a Melbourne rehabilitation facility until late November after being granted bail.
Magistrate Peter Mellas was unhappy he had not been made aware Mr Carlin would not be in court for judicial monitoring.
New charges have also breached a current community corrections order.
Mr Carlin has spent 72 days in custody on those charges before he was released on bail.
The case was adjourned until November 22, Wednesday next week, and the magistrate told solicitor Xavier Farrelly that his client needed to be in court.
Mr Carlin is charged with 14 offences including trafficking ice and a number of charges of possessing illicit substances such as ice, cannabis, steroids, Viagra and prescription medication as well as possessing a weapon.
He was found with almost seven grams of ice with a potential street value of $5600.
Police alleged that at 12.10am on August 16 patrolling officers saw a silver Mazda heading north on Aberline Road.
Officers intercepted the vehicle and it soon after pulled over in Carlyle Court.
Mr Carlin attempted to conceal something in his left hand, became angry and was placed in handcuffs.
A small metal tin containing 1.5 grams of cannabis was found in a pants pocket.
In his jacket was 12.29g of cannabis, just over one gram of crushed tablets believed to be prescription medication, a clear plastic bag containing 6.86g of ice, 20 small plastic bags, a Samsung mobile phone that had been reset and a mini iPad.
The phone is yet to be analysed.
In the passenger side footwell of the Mazda there was a vile of steroids, another glass vile, almost two grams of cannabis, a round plastic container holding nine grams of cannabis and one tablet of prescription medication as well as two used ice pipes and other small amounts of cannabis and ice as well as a 30cm knife.
A further search at the police station located a tablet of Viagra in Mr Carlin's wallet.
In September last year Mr Carlin was jailed for five months for trafficking amphetamines and ecstasy.
On release he started his current 15-month community corrections order.