No bail for man suspected of possessing a pipe bomb

A MAN charged with possessing a suspected pipe bomb after a raid in Redbank Plains was refused bail as police continue to examine the device.

Jarrod Ronald Damora was remanded in custody until tomorrow when details of the device found in a car on his property are expected to be clarified by the bomb squad.

His solicitor, Alexis Oxley, said the 36-year-old Damora, a tattooist by trade, described the device as nothing more than fireworks in PVC piping.

Magistrate Michael Quinn said he was not prepared to release Damora, who was on bail for other drug-related matters when police searched his home on Tuesday morning.

Mr Quinn asked police prosecutors to supply more information on the device before he sentenced Damora.

"I know what fireworks are but I haven't seen many of them in PVC with duct-tape on the ends," he said. "It is serious misconduct across the board."

He said there was an unacceptable risk Damora would re-offend while on bail.

The search of the Jason Crt home began at 10.15am, police declared an emergent situation at 3.20pm after discovering a suspect device in the back of a car.

Damora was charged with eight offences after the raid, which he pleaded guilty to all but one charge.

It is alleged police officers found 4.6g of methamphetamines, eight pink and four yellow oxycontin tablets during a search of bedroom.

Officers also found $2950 in $100, $50 and $20 notes hidden behind a painting, described as proceeds from his tattooing.

A further search of Damora's Jason Crt home found two push bikes, valued at $4000 and $11,000 believed to have been stolen from a bicycle shop in Seventeen Mile Rocks earlier this month.

The court heard Damora told police he purchased the bikes from someone in a white van at Redbank Plains for $1000.

Police also allege a Ducati motorbike found at the home was also stolen.

Damora was supported by his partner and one of his five children during his appearance.

His brother, Caleb Duane Damora, was also charged with a drug offence during the raid.

The 29-year-old was granted bail.



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