Miriam Vale man faces court on ice charges

MIRIAM Vale man Michael Rosenkranz, accused by police of having a methylamphetamine drug lab at his home, will remain in custody after his arrest this week on drug charges.

Rosenkranz, 47, appeared in custody yesterday before Gladstone magistrate Penelope Hay on eight drug related charges including the serious charge of producing the dangerous drug ice on August 12.

Police prosecutor Nina Sulzer said Rozenkranz was arrested on Wednesday, and is also charged with two counts of having property suspected of being acquired to commit a drug offence, three counts of having a relevant substance, possess drug utensils, and possession of cannabis on August 13.

Sitting in the dock clad in a black t-shirt with his arms folded in front of his chest, Rosenkranz was silent as his lawyer Jun Pepito sought a brief of police evidence, acknowledging that the most serious charge of producing methylamphetamine must go before the District Court.

Mr Pepito said Rosenkranz was not applying for bail.

Because Rosenkranz is a Miriam Vale resident his matters were adjourned by Ms Hay to the Bundaberg jurisdiction.

He will next appear via video link before Bundaberg Magistrates Court on October 12.



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