A 22-year-old woman accused of trafficking the drugs ice and ecstasy cried uncontrollably in the dock as she was refused bail on Wednesday.
Police allegedly found 2.69 grams of a white crystal substance, believed to be methamphetamine, in Stephanie Brockman’s bedroom.
Deal bags, scales, cash, an operational taser device and more than 30 ecstasy tablets were also allegedly located in the bedroom, the Ballarat Magistrates Court was told.
Police seized four mobile phones at the property which will be analysed.
Police informant Senior Constable Matthew Albon said detectives attended the Ballarat East house at 4.25pm on Tuesday to speak with a wanted 36-year-old man.
He said the man jumped through Brockman’s bedroom window, and after becoming aware of the drug paraphernalia, detectives returned with a search warrant.
Senior Constable Albon said it was believed Brockman was the bedroom’s only occupant because her belongings, including a driver’s licence, was found in the room.
He said police opposed Brockman’s application for bail, saying there was a risk she would commit further offences.
The court was told Brockman was on bail for two charges of possessing a drug of dependence and methamphetamine.
In showing compelling reasons, the duty lawyer said her client had limited criminal priors and was suitable for the Court Integrated Services Program.
Brockman plans to contest the charges but if she did plead guilty, jail would not be in the sentencing range, the court was told.
But magistrate Clive Alsop said Brockman failed to show compelling reasons why she should be given bail. She was remanded until August 30.