When police arrived to raid a man's Port Kembla house last week, he handed a stash of drugs and cash to a woman, who popped the items in an interesting hiding spot - down the front of her pants, Wollongong Local Court has heard.
David Dragomir Dragan Zlatanovic was allegedly found with more than $700 cash while the woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was caught with nearly $3500 and a bag of heroin and ice.
Opposing Zlatanovic's bid for bail on Saturday, prosecutor Michael Knight told the court Zlatanovic had been on parole for just one month when he was allegedly nabbed with the drugs.
Officers arrived to search the 44-year-old's home on Friday afternoon to allegedly find Zlatanovic passing the woman the drugs and cash.
Police claim he ordered her to hide them and allege the woman then popped the stash down her pants while Zlatanovic spoke to the officers.
Police entered the home and searched the woman, allegedly finding $3450 cash and a bag of drugs down the front of her trousers.
Officers found $715 cash on Zlatanovic before a raid of his home revealed scales and drug paraphernalia, the court heard.
Zlatanovic was arrested and charged with two counts of supplying drugs and one count of dealing with the proceeds of crime.
During an interview with police, Zlatanovic allegedly admitted to supplying heroin and methylamphetamine (ice).
Mr Knight told the court Zlatanovic had been charged with serious offences and there was a need to protect the community from possible further crimes.
Solicitor Tim Dick, acting for Zlatanovic, told the court his client could offer strong bail conditions including reporting to police, providing a $5000 cash surety and abiding by a curfew.
Mr Dick said Zlatanovic had always attended court and had a lung condition.
Registrar Cally D'arcy refused Zlatanovic bail, noting the accused could not "continue the life he is alleged to have been living".
Zlatanovic will re-appear in court today.