A South Lismore man who admitted carrying the drug ice and a pipe used to smoke it will face a hearing in October when he fights charges including supplying the drug and assaulting two police.
Aaron Wilton was excused from appearing in Lismore Local Court on Monday as he was in a residential drug an alcohol rehabilitation centre.
On February 3 between 10.30pm and 10.40pm, at South Lismore, Mr Wilton was searched by police and he was found to be carrying a glass ‘ice pipe’.
He was then arrested at 12.40pm on March 21 by police allegedly in possession of 0.5 grams of ice and a ‘sweet puff’ brand glass pipe used for the administration of methamphetamine.
When Mr Wilton came to the attention of police again on April 14, it was after 11.30pm, and it is alleged he assaulted a male senior constable.
A scuffle ensued, in which police allege Mr Wilton resisted the attempts of a male constable, and a male senior constable, to arrest him.
Once he was detained, police searched Mr Wilton and allegedly found 5.28 grams of ice, a laser pointer and $845 in cash, suspected to be the proceeds of crime.
At a previous court appearance Mr Wilton pleaded guilty to two counts of possessing equipment for administering a prohibited drug and possessing .5g of ice.
On Monday, it was confirmed Mr Wilton will fight charges including supplying a prohibited drug, two counts of possessing a prohibited drug, two counts of resisting a police officer in the execution of their duty, assaulting a police officer, carrying a laser pointer and dealing with proceeds of crime.
Magistrate David Heilpern set Mr Wilton’s matters down for hearing at Lismore Local Court on October 5.
A listing advice tendered on Monday indicated three police witnesses are required for a hearing which is estimated to take two-and-a-half-hours.
Two of the police will be required for cross-examination by the defence and CCTV footage will be played as evidence during the hearing.