Joshua Stephen O’Shea has been bail refused on drug charges.
O’Shea stands accused of supplying more than the indictable quantity of a prohibited drug and also dealing with the proceeds of crime.
Despite offering two sureties and his lawyer arguing a term of imprisonment if convicted was not “guaranteed”, Magistrate Geoff Hiatt denied bail.
He said it was a reasonably strong prosecution case and a lengthy custodial sentence would likely be imposed.
“F**king dog,” O’Shea swore as he departed the video suite.
“Thank you, have a nice day,” Magistrate Hiatt quipped in response.
His matter is set down for hearing on January 28.
Alena Higgins is the Weekender’s Senior News Reporter, primarily covering courts and Council issues.