No bail for violent offender deemed to be a risk

A VIOLENT man jailed more than a decade ago for a "gruesome" grievous bodily harm at Goodna has been refused bail on drugs and weapons charges.

Shane Daniel Worland, 36, is charged with supplying amphetamines, having a taser and possessing amphetamines, marijuana, a restricted drug and other items used in the drug trade.

When he was picked for these in July, he was on bail for allegedly driving under the influence, threatening violence and common assault in June. He was also convicted in April of drugs charges and possessing a knife in a public place.

Worland's lawyer argued in Brisbane Supreme Court that he had already served 90 days in custody which was more than he would receive if he pleaded guilty to the charges.

The lawyer said his partner needed help to care for his disabled children and that he could put up $1500 cash and their Kooralbyn unit as surety.

Worland claimed the drugs were for personal use but Crown prosecutor Jane Shaw said the drugs were divided into clipseal bags, Worland had scales and there was a "tick sheet" of amounts owed - all suggesting commercial supply.

Justice Glenn Martin said Worland had a "bad" criminal history beginning in 1994.

He said Worland was a declared a serious violent offender.

Justice Martin said the significant criminal history and previous bail breaches led him to believe the risk of reoffending remained substantial.


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