A young Corowa mother accused of being a major "ice" supplier has dropped her head into her hands in shock before being led from court in tears on being refused bail.
April Lea Leslie, 25, faces a maximum of 20 years behind bars if found guilty of the most serious charge of supplying a prohibited drug on an ongoing basis.
Defence lawyer Sue Robey told Albury Local Court on Wednesday that Leslie, who she submitted might not necessarily be jailed if convicted, would live in Albury if given bail, knowing she had to escape Corowa's bad influences.
But magistrate Rodney Brender agreed with prosecutor Sergeant Andrew Pike that the offending was extremely serious and would almost certainly result in a lengthy jail sentence on conviction.
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Leslie has also been charged with 25 counts of supply a small quantity of a prohibited drug and one of possess a prohibited drug.
She was arrested by police, who found two mobile phones, scales and other drug paraphernalia, at her Corowa home on Tuesday.
Sergeant Pike said it was significant that Leslie pleaded guilty on Wednesday to a charge of attempt to dispose of stolen property, given this related to her trying to sell cigarettes stolen in an armed robbery.
Leslie's arrest stemmed from the Murray River Police District drug unit's Strike Force Winnall, set-up to target the supply of prohibited drugs in the Corowa area.
Sergeant Pike said community safety was a worry and that "further serious offending" would occur if Leslie, who Ms Robey said had a borderline personality disorder, was freed.
"It's a strong prosecution case given there is (telephone intercept) material available."
Around June 28, he said, she was heading to a "friend's" home when pulled over by police, who allegedly found 0.3 grams of "ice".
Sergeant Pike said the response from an "aggressive" Leslie was "there's only three points" - the exact amount she was alleged to have supplied at that time.
The case was adjourned to October 15.