Police believe an ice stash recently uncovered in Wahgunyah could have a street value of about $350,000 to $400,000.
One of two men facing commercial methamphetamine trafficking charges over the 226-gram haul was released on bail on Friday, with the other to remain behind bars.
Fadil Bedjeti said he didn't know anything about the drugs allegedly being carried by co-accused Daniel Sacco.
Sacco, meanwhile, told the court during an earlier bail application he had found the bag containing the drugs on the roadside moments before police passed by on August 22.
But Senior Constable Aaron Hardinge said when asked on All Saints Road if there was anything in his backpack, Sacco allegedly replied "yeah mate, drugs, ice".
Bedjeti had $34,490 in cash on him and despite being a mechanic and his hands blackened, the notes were in "pristine condition".
Sacco had $10,340.
The court heard the drugs would have to be analysed, with a lawyer questioning whether the weight would end up being a commercial quantity.
The drugs and several bags holding them had earlier been weighed, coming in at about 290 grams, but were reweighed on Thursday and shown to be 226 grams.
Bedjeti's lawyer argued there was nothing to indicate that he knew Sacco had ice in his backpack.
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Fingerprint and DNA analysis must still be undertaken and his lawyer said phone records would show he had been in the region for work and had simply caught up with Sacco.
The court heard the commercial weight of ice was 250 grams mixed or 50 grams of pure drug.
It will take about three months for testing results to be known, and Sacco's lawyer also flagged that the legality of the search may come into question.
Sacco had applied to be released to his mother's home but police raised concerns that he would continue to traffic drugs.
The court heard he'd had an ice habit since losing his father two years ago.
Magistrate Ian Watkins refused Sacco's release, but granted bail to Bedjeti.
The pair will return to court on December 10.