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Drugs and guns 'dark web' accused refused bail

A GLADSTONE labourer facing Commonwealth offences after alleged firearms and ammunition importation over the 'dark web' is behind bars after police allege he had the drug ice at his home.

Buddy Lipczynski, 26, was arrested in New Auckland and went before a Gladstone court yesterday charged with the possession of 1.9grams of methylamphetamine.

His lawyer Cassandra Ditchfield told the court he relapsed due to the pressure of impending court matters and now spent his time at church and reading the Bible.

Lipczynski was on a suspended jail sentence imposed after downloading instructions to cook ice.

He pleaded guilty last August to possession of a document on a USB stick that held instructions on manufacturing methylamphetamine.

Chemical mixtures and processes were outlined in the document.

Prosecutor Gavin Reece opposed bail, police fearing he could reoffend.

Magistrate Penelope Hay heard that Lipczynski had drug-related matters before the District Court along with multiple charges for mention in March in the lower court involving firearm offences.

"He is accused of importing firearms over the web, and received a suspended jail term for having instructions on methylamphetamine production," Mr Reece said.

Making the unsuccessful bail application, Ms Ditchfield said Lipczynski previously complied with daily police reporting conditions and accepted he had a drug issue.

She said Lipczynski had been getting himself sorted over his drug issues and not socialising with drug users.

"He has addressed it to the point it is nowhere as bad as February last year," she said.

"But as the pressure mounts he has relapsed. He's been attending church every Sunday and Bible studies in an attempt to assist him."

She said he also needed bail to complete bathroom renovations so he could rent out his home.

Ms Hay refused bail, saying she was not satisfied he would not commit further drug offences given his addiction.

Topics:  buddy lipczynski, firearms, ice, methampetamine, methylamphetamines




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