Man, 51, on drug and stealing charges granted bail

Staff reportersBroome Advertiser
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A 51-year-old Broome man allegedly found in possession of 30.1g of amphetamine and $16,000 in cash has been granted bail.

Michael Leslie Morgan, who appeared in Geraldton Magistrate’s Court via video link last Wednesday, was ordered to surrender his passport and not leave WA.

He is charged with possession of amphetamine with intent to sell or supply, driving while disqualified and possession of stolen or unlawfully obtained property. The offences relate to an alleged incident in Drummond Cove on May 25.

The court was told that at 12.05am Mr Morgan, who was travelling from Broome to Perth in a Toyota LandCruiser, was approached by police at the 440 Roadhouse. Police allegedly found a large clipseal bag containing amphetamine inside the man’s jacket pocket.

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Cash and a small container of the same drug were also allegedly found inside the car.

Mr Morgan allegedly made admissions to police later that night that the drugs were for personal use and the cash would be used to buy a new vehicle in Perth, along with some spending money for his de facto partner.

Mr Morgan was granted bail to return to Broome, with a personal undertaking of $20,000 and a surety of $20,000.

He was also ordered to report to Broome Police Station every Wednesday.

He will appear again in Broome Magistrate’s Court for a committal mention on November 16.

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