Accused Toowoomba bikie seeks bail to go to rehab

AN ACCUSED Toowoomba bikie who police allege had $20,000 worth of meth in his house wants bail so he can go to rehab.

Hamish John Smith has been in custody charged with possessing a dangerous drug, a weapon, drug utensils and cash suspected as being proceeds of crime since he was arrested in a Westbrook home in October 2014.

Police alleged at the time Mr Smith was in possession of more than 100g of methylamphetamines, knuckle dusters and cash suspected of being the proceeds of crime.

According to police the drugs had a street value of about $20,000 and Mr Smith was a member of a criminal motorcycle gang.

When he was first charged he denied any involvement in the offences claiming he did not live at the house - but had fallen asleep there when he visited to perform maintenance.

Mr Smith applied for Supreme Court bail on Monday requesting to be allowed out in order to go to a rehab facility.

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The court heard Mr Smith, who did not appear in court, was a long time drug user and would benefit from a rehabilitation program.

Despite the application, the court heard Mr Smith did not yet have a place in any rehab facilities.

The Crown prosecutor opposed the bail application claiming Mr Smith had a high chance of re-offending if he did not have a place in a facility.

Justice John Byrne agreed and ruled the bail application would be adjourned until Mr Smith had a place in rehab available if released.

The hearing was adjourned to a date to be fixed.


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