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School plasterer detained

By ADAM HICKS

THE kids went there to learn. The plasterer allegedly went there to deal drugs.

A self-employed plasterer working at a Banora Point Catholic school sold amphetamines on the school's grounds, the Lismore Local Court heard on Tuesday.

Stuart Webster, 41, faced seven drugrelated charges including the ongoing supply of amphetamines.

According to police facts, the Banora Point man was caught twice in one month in possession of more than an ounce of amphetamines each time.

The facts allege Webster supplied the drug three times, including one deal at St Joseph's Catholic School at Banora Point.

Webster's solicitor Maurice Gelbert said his client had been held in custody on charges that were yet to backed with strong evidence and applied for bail.

"He has been in custody for two months on charges that are so far unsupported," Mr Gelbert said.

"He is a single father whose children don't have his support and care while he is held on charges that are only supported by police fact sheets.

"It is outrageous that someone has been for two months without any supporting statements."

Director of Public Prosecutions solicitor Don Sanderson said Webster was already serving a two-year suspended sentence for driving offences and opposed bail.

Magistrate Nick Reimer refused bail and adjourned the case to November 30.



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