An Australian musical theatre pioneer accused of drug dealing has been granted bail with a suite of strict conditions after police intercepted two parcels allegedly containing methamphetamine. Michael Immanuel Mavromatis, 65, appeared in Broome Magistrate’s Court for the first time last Thursday where he stood accused of attempting to possess almost 28gs of methamphetamine with intent to sell or supply. It was alleged that Broome Detectives intercepted two packages addressed to Mr Mavromatis in the space of five days. The two packages allegedly contained 13.98gs and 13.87gs of methamphetamine respectively and police conducted a search warrant on Mr Mavromatis’ home where similar packaging items were allegedly found. It was further alleged Mr Mavromatis had $7200 cash in his possession, which police suspected had not been lawfully obtained, as well as a glass smoking pipe. It was understood the estimated street value of the drugs found is believed to be in excess of $60,000. Despite strong opposition to a bail application by police, Mr Mavromatis told the court he had very strong connections to Broome and had no reason to flee town. Mr Mavromatis was granted bail with a $5000 surety but was ordered to surrender his passport so he does not leave Broome as well as regular reporting to police. Mr Mavromatis is better known as musician Mick Manolis, who helped write songs for the iconic musical Bran Nue Dae as part of The Kuckles and was the musical director for its 2020 national tour. The matter was adjourned to February 15 for legal advice.