Women held in custody over drugs

A MOUNT Gambier woman has been remanded in custody after she was caught with more methamphetamines while on home detention bail for related drug trafficking offences.

Jacinta Mangion-Campbell, 27, appeared in police custody in the Mount Gambier Magistrates Court yesterday after being arrested for several charges.

Despite being on home detention bail after being charged with drug trafficking earlier this year, Mangion-Campbell was stopped driving by police in the city on Tuesday.

Checks revealed she was driving disqualified and she also tested positive to a drug screening test.

Driving with drugs in her system was also a breach of bail due to the requirement to not take drugs while on home detention.

The prosecution said police also acted on information there were more drugs in the vehicle.

In a case in the glovebox, they located 81g of methamphetamine and an amount of cash.

They indicated they would lay a fresh charge, which would join up with her other major indictable drug trafficking matter.

Defence counsel for Mangion-Campbell made no application for bail and Magistrate Teresa Anderson remanded the defendant in custody.

Anyone in the community with any information about the sale and manufacture of illicit drugs should report details online at www.crimestopperssa.com.au or call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.