Drug accused set free on bail

A MAN arrested by police last week, charged with drug offences and subsequently remanded in custody, was yesterday granted bail in Albury Local Court.

Matthew Richard Brosolo, 28, appeared through a video link from Junee jail.

It was alleged in Albury Court last week that Brosolo had been supplying drugs, including ice, from his Albury home.

A police raid on his residence in Affleck Street uncovered a large amount of cannabis leaf, methamphetamine and six tablets believed to be ecstasy.

They also seized $7000 cash and drug paraphernalia including a bong and glass ice pipes.

Solicitor Mark Cronin yesterday said Brosolo is pleading not guilty to charges of dealing with property suspected of being the proceeds of crime and three counts of drug supply.

Mr Cronin said the prosecution attitude to bail had changed and police believed Brosolo could now be released on strict conditions.

Magistrate Tony Murray found last week that Brosolo was an unacceptable risk, but yesterday agreed to grant him bail.

Under the terms of bail he has to live with his parents at Splitters Creek, report daily to police and a $1000 cash surety has to be lodged.

Mr Murray ordered the service of a police brief of evidence by August 12 and the charges were adjourned until August 19.