POLICE allegedly found illicit drugs, cash, and drug paraphernalia during a raid on an East Bendigo property, a court has heard.
Five people were charged following the search of the Murphy Street house on Wednesday morning.
Three of those people - Matthew Phillips, 34, Christopher Looby, 37, and 27-year-old Sharni Bryant - applied for bail in the Bendigo Magistrates' Court on Thursday.
Mr Looby, who is facing charges of trafficking and possessing a drug of dependence, was denied bail because he failed to show compelling reasons.
Mr Phillips, who has been charged with three counts of possessing a drug of dependence, was remanded in custody so he could undergo an assessment for the Court Integrated Services Program.
Ms Bryant fronted court on drug trafficking and possession charges. She also applied for CISP bail and was remanded in custody so she could undergo an assessment.
The other two people charged during the raid did not appear in court but were instead bailed from the Bendigo Police Station. They are due to front court in July.
The court heard just before 9am on Wednesday, police from the Central Victorian Response Unit executed a search warrant at the East Bendigo property.
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When the occupants did not come to the front door, officers forced their way inside.
Police alleged Mr Phillips was one of four people sitting around a table in the living room.
On the table was allegedly a ziplock bag containing three grams of a green vegetable matter believed to be cannabis, a ziplock bag containing one gram of a crystal substance believed to be methamphetamine, and an old herb jar containing a clear liquid believed to be GHB.
Officers searched the rest of the property and allegedly found items including seven used and operational digital scales, a box of 100 individual syringes, $1156.90 in cash, a metal tin with drugs including LSD and ecstasy, and more substances believed to be cannabis and methamphetamine.
Police also seized two mobile phones, which allegedly belonged to Mr Looby and Ms Bryant, and a digital safe.
Defence lawyer Luke Docherty, who represented Mr Phillips, said his client did not live at the Murphy Street property and was instead "at the wrong place at the wrong time".
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Mr Docherty said his client should be bailed because his time on remand would exceed any sentence he would receive.
The defence lawyer said while Mr Phillips had relevant prior convictions, CISP bail could help alleviate any concerns raised by the prosecution.
Magistrate Sharon McRae agreed to allow Mr Phillips and Ms Bryant to undergo assessments for the bail program.
Ms McRae rejected Mr Looby's self-represented bail application on the grounds he did not show compelling reasons to be released from custody.
Ms Bryant and Mr Phillips are due to appear in the Bendigo Magistrates' Court in a few weeks for the return of their CISP assessments.
Mr Looby is due to appear in court for a mention hearing next month.
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