Alleged Sebastopol drug dealer granted bail with conditions

A Sebastopol woman facing drug trafficking and firearm offences has been released on bail after new facts and circumstances were presented to the court.

Aimee Spicer, 28, was refused bail at the Ballarat Magistrates Court on February 19 but on Friday, she was released on bail with a number of conditions she must comply with.

The prosecution did not oppose Spicer’s bail application, but said she must report to the Ballarat Police Station once a week, participate in the Court Integrated Services Program and live at a fixed address.

Magistrate Gregory Robinson granted Spicer bail with those conditions. She appeared by video link for the brief hearing.

The court had previously heard Ballarat Divisional Response Unit detectives executed a search warrant at Spicer and her partner, Benjamin Schultz’s Sebastopol home on February 16.

Detectives allegedly found a stock and barrel of a 1852 Flintlock pistol, ammunition and detailed plans on how to manufacture firearms.

Drugs, including methamphetamine and cannabis, and drug paraphernalia were allegedly located in the house.

Spicer is facing drug trafficking and possessing firearm and ammunition offences.

She is due to return to court for a contested mention on May 10 while her co-accused Schultz remains in custody.