A Warrnambool man facing a range of drug-related driving charges has been refused bail after being caught with methamphetamine in his pocket.
Peter Stupple, 43, of Bates Road Warrnambool, unsuccessfully applied for bail in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court on Monday.
He was remanded in custody on October 21.
Police were called to Bates Road units after reports a man was rummaging through a vehicle about 8pm on Saturday night.
Officers located a packet of cigarettes in his left jacket pocket and inside the packet was a small bag of a crystal substance.
Mr Stupple was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine, breaching his bail and held in custody over the weekend.
He was due to appear in the Warrnambool court on October 7 on drug driving charges and on October 21 in relation to theft and obtaining property by deception allegations.
Police opposed bail on Monday, saying Mr Stupple is a drug user and commits offences to support his habit.
Mr Stupple described those comments as a character assassination.
He said he had not driven for months, hadn't used drugs and it was only bad luck he had been going through his car, found the cigarettes and police were called.
"I'm doing really well," he said.
Magistrate Mark Stratmann denied bail, saying Mr Stupple was a risk of continuing to offend.
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