A Warrnambool drug dealer already on bail for selling ice has been charged with more trafficking offences.
Bradley Gauchi, 21, of Selby Road, appeared in Warrnambool Magistrates Court on Monday charged with trafficking and possessing ice, cocaine, ecstasy and prescription medication as well as weapons offences, possessing the proceeds of crime and breaching bail.
He was allegedly arrested at 6pm on Saturday after Warrnambool divisional tasking unit investigators randomly intercepted his car in Whites Road and uncovered drugs, $1130 in cash and knuckle dusters.
The drugs included almost five grams of ecstasy, seven grams of cocaine, nine grams of crystal methamphetamine as well as different types of prescription medication.
Mr Gauchi told police he he didn't know where the drugs or knuckle dusters came from. He was arrested, interviewed and charged with offences.
The accused was in court about three weeks ago for similar offending and was released on bail with strict conditions, including he not use drugs and abide by an overnight curfew.
At the time of that alleged offending he was on a community corrections order after serving a jail term for selling methamphetamine.
Warrnambool police Senior Constable Paul Heywood told the court on Monday the accused was selling drugs to pay off his own drug debt.
He said officers had spoken to the man's mother, who said she was not supportive of her son being released on bail.
Mr Gauchi said he wanted to go to rehab and that he had accommodation and employment lined up at a dairy farm on a rural property.
But magistrate Peter Mellas said the accused "wasn't even close" to showing exceptional circumstances why he should be released from custody.
He said the man clearly drove around at all times of night with drugs in the car and there were no other bail conditions that could stop him from re-offending.
The magistrate remanded Mr Gauchi in custody until December 2 and noted that custody management issues included post traumatic stress disorder and withdrawing from illicit drugs.
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