A BARWON HEADS woman has been remanded in custody on drug charges after allegedly being found in possession of 19 grams of methamphetamine and a large wad of cash.
Claire Mordy, 35, of Taits Rd, appeared in Geelong Magistrates’ Court on Monday charged with trafficking methamphetamine and possessing methamphetamine and ecstasy.
She is also charged with possessing the proceeds of crime, driving an unregistered car and displaying false number plates.
Police Prosecutor, Sergeant Peter Beard said that, about 4.57am on September 27, police spotted Ms Mordy sitting in the driver’s seat of an unregistered car displaying false number plates at Grovedale.
Sgt Beard said police searched the car and located two small zip lock bags, one containing 4.8 grams of what is believed to be methamphetamine and the other, three orange tablets believed to ectsacy.
He said Ms Mordy was arrested and taken back to Geelong Police Station where she produced from her bra, two more bags containing 14.2 grams of white crystal substance believed to be methamphetamine and another five tablets believed to be ecstasy.
“She also produced a small coin purse containing $1050 in $50 notes believed to be the proceeds of crime,” he said.
Sgt Beard said police opposed bail saying Ms Mordy was unemployed and would continue to traffic drugs as her source of income.
Ms Mordy, who was unrepresented, told the court she wanted to get bail so she could get help.
“I want to get my life back on track, I don’t want to live like this anymore,” she said.
Magistrate Michael Coghlan refused bail and remanded her in custody till Thursday when she is expected to be legally represented.