A MAN who allegedly supplied Orange with the drug ice was granted bail yesterday, despite objections from police.
Sydney man David Faiva, 26, appeared in Orange Local Court charged with supply and possession of 31.4 grams of methylamphetamine, known as ice, and possession of one gram of cannabis.
Magistrate Terry Lucas granted bail, but with a $10,000 surety, meaning Faiva will stay behind bars until someone deposits the money.
According to police facts, Faiva’s car was pulled over when he was caught speeding through Lucknow.
Police searched the car and found six times the indictable amount of the drug ice, with a street value between $3000 and $6000.
Police prosecutor Sergeant Andy Bobin said people who sold drugs should not be allowed to walk the streets.
He said the community must be protected from people who had a complete disregard for the health and safety of Orange’s young people.
Sergeant Bobin said he wanted to send a clear message that police would come down hard on drugs.
“It’s for the protection of the community,” he said.
“We need to disrupt the supply of drugs from Sydney getting to our young people.
“We need to protect Orange teenagers who want to experiment.”
Police allege Faiva was a regular supplier of ice to Orange and when he was interviewed by officers from the Canobolas Local Area Command he made full admissions to possession of the ice and cannabis.