A convicted drug dealer accused of handling stolen goods while on bail has been remanded in custody.
Kellie Maree Frankland-Saunders, 40, of Blair Street, Portland, unsuccessfully applied for bail in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court after failing to show compelling reasons.
She was remanded in custody until October.
Police said the accused had a long criminal history that included drug trafficking, burglary and theft.
On Friday Ms Frankland-Saunders was a passenger in a white Holden sedan that was intercepted on Lonsdale Street in Hamilton about 1am.
Police said the accused, who was already on bail for trafficking ice and dealing with proceeds of crime, was in breach of her bail conditions, which included a curfew between 10pm and 6am.
Ms Frankland-Saunders told police her name was Kelly Warren.
A search of the vehicle located dealing bags and a set of digital scales in the drivers side foot well.
Police also found identification belonging to Ms Frankland-Saunders, as well as $500 in cash, which police believed was stolen.
Ms Frankland-Saunders was arrested and charged with breaching bail and handling stolen goods.
She told police that she didn’t know that she had a curfew and that she had missed the bus from Warrnambool to Portland.
She said her friend was driving her home when she fell asleep and woke up a few hours later when the car was intercepted by police.
Magistrate Doherty said Ms Frankland-Saunders’s excuse was “lame”.
”You were three hours out of your curfew,” he said.
In other news, heroin and cannabis was seized and a man was arrested during a police raid in Portland on Thursday.
Police said three police units executed a search warrant on a South Portland address about 8.30am.
A search of the property revealed a bud of cannabis, three grams of heroin and 28 grams of an unknown powder believed to be a cutting agent. Police also located a set of digital scales.
Rodney William Crossley, 42, of Portland, was arrested and charged with trafficking a drug of dependence (heroin) and possessing heroin and cannabis.
He unsuccessfully applied for bail in Warrnambool Magistrates Court after failing to show compelling reasons.
Mr Crossley told the court that he was a long-term drug user and that the heroin was for personal use. He said he needed to be at home to “sort out his family.”
Mr Crossley was already on bail for driving offences. He was remanded in custody until September 18.
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