Gladstone dad on viagra, ice charges wants second rehab chance

GLADSTONE dad Phillip Huxley will fight a drug supply charge in a defended hearing before the Supreme Court after he was arrested and accused of having over eight grams of ice.

In his successful bail application before Gladstone magistrate Melanie Ho, Huxley, 44, sought release to enter a residential drug rehabilitation program.

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Police prosecutor Gavin Reece objected to bail because of the nature of offending, citing prior drug matters and the risk of reoffending.

Mr Reece said Huxley had been on parole after 103 days in custody on like offences at the time of his alleged offending on May 27.

Huxley is charged with possession of dangerous drug Schedule 1 (8.9g of methylamphetamine), supply of a dangerous drug between May 23 and May 28, possession of cannabis, possession of controlled drug (Viagra), and possession of property (Australian currency) that police allege was obtained from drug supplying.

Police allege the drugs, one Viagra pill, and money were found in a backpack Huxley had at 5.30pm on May 27.

The purity of the methylamphetamine has not been analysed.

The most serious matters were sent to trial in the higher court before the bail application, his lawyer Matt Heelan saying that the allegation of commerciality made the maximum jail penalty 25 years.

Ms Ho noted that Huxley maintained the 8.9grams of ice had been for his personal use, that he buys in bulk to support his habit, and claims to use four to five grams a week.

With bail granted his matters were adjourned.


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