No bail for accused ice dealer

Jordan Carmody, 21, of Cordina Court, unsuccessfully applied for bail in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court on Monday after being charged with trafficking crystal methamphetamine.AN accused Warrnambool drug dealer alleged to have sought revenge after buying rock salt instead of ice has been remanded in custody after police raided his home last Friday.
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Jordan Carmody, 21, of Cordina Court, unsuccessfully applied for bail in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court on Monday after being charged with trafficking crystal methamphetamine.

He was remanded in custody until December 12, when he has other matters listed in court.

Magistrate Peter Mellas said Mr Carmody by his own admissions was a heavy ice user and had decided to start trafficking. He said it was alleged a dispute had arisen which led to an aggravated burglary and Mr Carmody also failed to answer bail.

Mr Mellas denied bail, saying there had been a warrant executed by police last Friday and Mr Carmody was an unacceptable risk of reoffending or not attending court.

Police allege that on July 6 Mr Carmody and three co-offenders went to a Raglan Parade address looking for a convicted drug trafficker who had sold them rock salt instead of ice.

They forced open the door armed with a stick, baseball bat and axe but the drug dealer was not there. The men are alleged to have threatened women in the home.

Mr Carmody was charged by police but failed to appear in court on September 9. Last Friday, Warrnambool police divisional response unit officers executed a search warrant at Mr Carmody’s Cordina Court home.

After initially being told Mr Carmody was not home, police found him hiding in a rear bedroom wardrobe.

Officers also located a zip-lock bag containing 1.7 grams of ice in a book, empty zip-lock bags with residue and a number of tick lists detailing amounts of drugs sold and money owed.

Police allege Mr Carmody told them he used up to 0.4 grams of ice a day and had been using amphetamine for 12 months.

He is alleged to have told police he had been selling ice since March, buying it in $1250 lots before splitting it up for sale to cover the cost of his own extensive drug habit.

Mr Carmody told the court he had no prior convictions, wouldn’t reoffend if granted bail, would seek help for his addiction and that he had good family support.

He said he failed to appear in court because of “complete confusion” after his home was ransacked and he had property stolen.

Mr Carmody said when he reported that incident to police he had his head sliced open in an assault and he was suffering depression and anxiety due to the recent death of his grandfather.

He said he wanted to do something about his drug problem but didn’t know how to go about seeking help.

All Mr Carmody’s charges have now been adjourned until December 12, although he was told he could reapply for bail before then.

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