A Warrnambool woman accused of stealing firearms from a rental property she inspected has been released on bail to attend a drug rehabilitation facility.
Demi Nash, 26, of Raglan Parade, appeared in Warrnambool Magistrates Court on Friday where she made a bail application.
The court heard the new offending breached a community corrections order, which Ms Nash was placed on after a four-month jail stint for trafficking methamphetamine.
Magistrate Leonard Brear said Ms Nash was relatively young with a criminal record that indicated a significant and protracted history of drug use.
He said her admission to Melbourne residential rehabilitation facility Odyssey House would be like winning Tattslotto.
"If anything is going to change in Ms Nash's future, it will be rehabilitation with importantly a fundamental change in attitude and direction," the magistrate said.
"She needs a complete remake of her life and if she doesn't want to do that then that's OK.
"Somebody else will take her place (at rehab) and she can enjoy the companionship of those who are in Dame Phyllis Frost Centre."
Ms Nash was bailed to reside at Odyssey House, with a condition she surrender herself to the court upon her release.
Other bail conditions include not associating with the co-accused, a 10pm to 6am curfew and not to use any drugs of dependence.
Police allege between August 26 and August 28, Ms Nash and a co-accused stole three firearms and a safe from a property on the Princes Highway at Tower Hill.
Stolen were a Tikka model T3 Rifle, a Stevens .22 model 300 RF calibre rifle along with 50 rounds of ammunition and a Gamo air rifle along with 100 rounds of ammunition.
Senior Constable Scott Lenehan, from the Warrnambool police divisional tasking team, told the court the firearms were kept in a hallway cupboard of the property, which was on the rental market and open for inspection at 5pm on August 26.
He said the accused had registered to inspect the property through the real estate agent.
Senior Constable Lenehan said the victims realised the firearms were missing at 6.20am on August 28.
He said the firearms were located under a ute at a property in Warrnambool's Goodall Street on September 2.
The owner of that property told police the ute belonged to the co-accused, who had been staying at the house with Ms Nash.
The accused was arrested outside Warrnambool Magistrates Court that day and a small amount of ice was located in her pants.
The court heard the firearms were seized and sent to the Victoria Police Forensic Services Department for analysis, which could take up to five months.
Ms Nash will appear in court again on December 6 for a committal mention.
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