A 22-year-old Goonellabah man arrested on Wednesday (July 11), following an attack on a woman with a baseball bat two days earlier, was found to be carrying methamphetamine (ice) on and in his body.
Police allege that on the morning of the July 9 the man assaulted a woman known to him with a baseball bat, striking her four times.
The victim was taken to hospital suffering from two broken bones on her arm, two broken fingers and body bruising.
The 22-year-old was arrested in East Lismore on Wednesday and taken to Lismore police station where he was charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
He was refused bail and handed over to Corrective Services.
During a strip searc,h Corrective Service officers discovered a glass pipe in his underwear, a bag of ice taped to his leg and a bag of ice in his anus.
He was taken back into police custody and charged with bring prohibited drug into place of detention, possess prohibited drug and possess implements to administer a prohibited drug. He was again refused bail but later given bail by the court.