Toogoom man needs to find rehab to be released from jail

A TOOGOOM man accused of trafficking drugs could be released on bail if he finds a spot in a rehabilitation program.

Warren William Peter Lohman applied for bail at Brisbane Supreme Court on Tuesday when the case was adjourned to allow lawyers time to find him a place in rehabilitation.

In his bid for freedom, Mr Lohman proposed to live with his pregnant partner in Toogoom if released on bail.

But on Tuesday Supreme Court Justice Jean Dalton said she was concerned about his drug habits.

She said Mr Lohman's history showed almost 10 years of drug use and she was concerned he would not be fully stable if released on bail.

"He's excited because his girlfriend's pregnant, which is fine, but it's also going to be a source of added responsibility and stress and so forth," she said.

Mr Lohman's parents had offered a surety that they would pay if he did not comply with bail conditions, the court heard.

"If the money's available then it'd be better spent putting him into a proper rehab, if he's willing to try and change his life," Justice Dalton said.

The court heard Mr Lohman was still a young man and had never been to jail before and Justice Dalton said she was not unsympathetic towards granting him bail.

Mr Lohman's bail application has been adjourned to an unknown date. - ARM NEWSDESK



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