An accused drug dealer who tried to jump a fence at his mother's home when police dropped by says drugs found near the scene weren't his.
Wodonga man Kane Harniman also says the 51 pills and 29 grams of what appeared to be ice were not in fact drugs.
Police had attended his mother's home to arrest him over a stabbing.
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He ran away and tried to jump the fence but was arrested by an officer.
The police member said in a statement that Harniman was put into a divisional van and the area searched.
The officer said a bag of ice and ammunition were found in his right pocket with cash and a phone.
A search of his underwear back at the police station allegedly found 51 ecstasy pills.
The weight of the drugs led to Harniman being charged with trafficking.
Charges relating to the stabbing were later dropped.
Lawyer Allison Vaughan said her client denied the drug possession and said the substances would need to be forensically tested to determine what they are.
Harniman recently told the Wodonga Magistrates Court he wanted to receive drug treatment.
The matter will return to court for a special mention on October 1, with Harniman to remain in custody.