Drug dealer 'dragged from nightclub'

A drug supplier who was dragged from a Wollongong nightclub after allegedly refusing to leave, fought with security and police outside the venue, a court has heard.

Police allege Jemison Troy Smith was drunk and in breach of his bail when he was removed from The Garden nightclub early Saturday morning, following a physical altercation with another patron.

Smith had been in the bar area when he allegedly fought with the other patron and then dropped to the ground and refused to move when security asked him to leave, Port Kembla Local Court heard.

Security staff were forced to drag the 20-year-old from the premises, who then yelled at and pushed one of the security guards when they arrived outside, facts tendered to the court said.

Police allege Smith continued to swear, strike out and struggle with police officers when they intervened and eventually handcuffed him.

On Monday, the court heard Smith was already on strict conditional bail for drug supply charges and was only supposed to leave his Thirlmere home in the company of his parents.

Smith is awaiting sentence in the District Court for supplying 208g of ecstasy tablets after he was netted in a Lake Illawarra drug unit operation in 2013.

Legal Aid solicitor Tyronne Phillips told the court the short time Smith had spent in custody served as a ‘‘wake up call’’ for the 20-year-old, who had ‘‘gone off the rails’’ after a relationship breakdown last year.

Mr Phillips said Smith suffers a severe brain injury from a trail bike accident in August, 2013, and takes medication to ‘‘stabilise’’ himself.

Magistrate Michael Stoddart said he had little confidence Smith would comply with further bail conditions.

‘‘He has completely disregarded the bail [conditions] ... he is now charged with these other offences. All this while Mr Smith is supposed to be in Thirlmere,’’ Magistrate Stoddart said.

‘‘I can’t have any confidence that Mr Smith will comply with any bail conditions [the court sets].’’

The police application for detention was granted and the matter was adjourned until September 9.

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