Kiama Downs concreter admits ice addiction, asks to go to rehab

A Kiama Downs concreter allegedly caught using a magnestised box stuck to a power pole as a way of delivering drugs has told a court he is addicted to methamphetamine and wants to go to rehab.

Shane Anthony Patrick Egan fronted Wollongong Local Court on Wednesday to make a second bail application after his first was refused last Saturday.

He stands accused of supplying ice to buyers on six occasions between August 30 and September 13.

In one drop, Egan allegedly left a magnestised box containing 6.4 grmas of ice on a power pole outside Hansen and Cole funeral home at Kembla Grange for pickup by a man who had paid him $1,600. 

Egan was arrested last Friday in Wollongong.

In court on Wednesday, defence lawyer David Ryan said Egan knew he had a drug problem and needed intervention by way of a full-time rehabilitation program.

However, Magistrate Mark Douglass refused bail, saying Egan shouldn’t be released until a spot in a program became available and he could go directly to the facility.

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