A man allegedly found with drugs and weapons in his car on Saturday has been remanded in custody.
Anthony Kyparissis made a self-represented application for bail at the Ballarat Magistrates' Court on Monday.
Police informant First Constable Kira Patten said police saw Kyparissis enter the Red Lion Hotel car park at 12.30am on January 16 with false number plates on his car.
She said officers saw a baseball bat on the backseat and searched the car, finding two registration plates listed as stolen.
The court heard Kyparissis was placed under arrest and police allegedly found $1600 in his wallet, scales, a zip lock bag containing three grams of green vegetable matter, 30.77 grams of Xanax and a black baton.
Police believe the accused will continue to traffic drugs to support his own drug use.First Constable Kira Patten
First Constable Patten said Kyparissis allegedly attempted to conceal a plastic bag containing 11 grams of methamphetamine in his shoe.
She said Kyparissis' mobile phone revealed images of cannabis and messages about places to meet up to arrange drug deals.
Kyparissis was charged with drug trafficking while he was completing a community corrections order and must meet the exceptional circumstances test for bail.
"Police believe the accused will continue to traffic drugs to support his own drug use," First Constable Patten said.
Representing himself from the dock, Kyparissis said he was caring for his dying mother and needed to be released to organise other care for her if he was going to jail.
He said the stolen plates and Xanas were not his and he did not know they were in the car as he had purchased it from a friend.
Kyparissis told the court he took ownership for the methamphetamine and said the cash was part of a $10,000 lump sum from his superannuation he used to help pay for drugs.
Magistrate Ron Saines said the Kyparissis' comments were not supported by evidence and he believed the prosecution had a reasonable case to establish drug trafficking.
He said it appeared likely Kyparissis would be sentenced to a term of imprisonment if found guilty as he was sentenced to jail last year.
"I am not satisfied any evidence exists here which establishes exceptional circumstances," Mr Saines said.
Kyparissis was refused bail. He will return to court in February.
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