No bail for drug accused

A DALBY man allegedly found in possession of items used to produce amphetamines has been denied bail and will spend at least the next two weeks in police custody.

Paul Timothy Azzopardi is facing a total of three drugs charges after police uncovered a stash of equipment used to produce drugs in a Warwick motel on December 15.

Police allege glassware and chemicals used to produce amphetamines were found during a search of the 23-year-old's room, following reports of a strange smell.

Azzopardi's defence lawyer, Phillip Crook, made an application for bail yesterday but it was opposed by Police Prosecutor Steve de Lissa.

Snr Const de Lissa told the court Azzopardi had a substantial history of similar offending and had admitted to police he moved to Queensland as a way to evade police.

The court also heard his criminal history included a number of entries of breaching bail.

Magistrate Graham Lee told Azzopardi that granting bail always carried a risk and it was a matter of deciding if the risk was too high.

Azzopardi was deemed to be an unacceptable risk and was ordered to remain in police custody.

He is due to appear again on January 17.



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