A YULEBA man accused of supplying methylamphetamine to undercover police operating a sting at the beginning of this year has been refused bail.
Andrew Wayne Read allegedly supplied covert officers with drugs of a 75% purity five times in January and February during police operation Oscar Verde.
Crown prosecutor Paula Price told Brisbane Supreme Court Mr Read and a group of associates, including his brother, allegedly phoned and texted undercover police to make the deals.
The court heard Mr Read, if granted bail, would have lived in Yuleba, a few hundred kilometres from where he and a group of associates including his brother allegedly committed the offences in Charleville.
His barrister said being away from Charleville would reduce any risk of Mr Read committing further offences. He also committed to report at Roma Police Station three times a week.
But Ms Price said if granted bail, Mr Read would have stayed with his girlfriend, who is charged with similar drug offences arising out of the same operation.
She said Mr Read, who as of Tuesday had spent 111 days on remand since his arrest, was previously convicted of 10 drug-related offences, the last of which was in 2012.
Given the strength of the Crown's case and the type of offences, Justice John Bond said Mr Read was unlikely to spend more time in jail on remand than he would if convicted.
He refused bail.
The matter has been set for trial in Charleville at the end of next month.
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