- A fake penis and yellow liquid was allegedly found in Aaron Burnie’s bedroom
- His ‘strict bail conditions’ required regular urine testing for drugs
- The credibility of his samples was questioned after police found the apparatus
A Geelong man has allegedly been using a ‘fake penis’ and ‘yellow liquid’ to deliver clean urine samples as part of his strict bail conditions.
Aaron Burnie, 28, was on bail awaiting trial for reckless conduct endangering serious injury and firearms offences, and was supposed to be having his urine regularly screened for drugs.
But a search of his room in his mother’s Leopold home on October 9 allegedly revealed a hoard of drugs, suspected stolen property, and the compromising apparatus, Herald Sun reports.
Aaron Burnie (pictured), 28, has allegedly been using a ‘fake penis’ and ‘yellow liquid’ to deliver clean urine samples as part of his strict bail conditions
Police conducted the search after he led them on a car chase through North Geelong.
The court heard the following day Burnie drove erratically, ran a red light and crashed his car in Geelong West before being arrested at Nandos restaurant.
The search allegedly uncovered ice, xanax and GHB in the man’s possession, along with two mobile phones and a tablet police suspected were stolen.
The 28-year-old told court he worked at Harvey Norman, had not taken drugs while on bail and had delivered clean urine samples.
Magistrate Ann McGarvie said the ‘fake penis and yellow liquid’ called the credibility of his uncontaminated samples into question.
Magistrate Ann McGarvie said the ‘fake penis and yellow liquid’ called the credibility of the uncontaminated samples into question
Police will analyse Burnie’s previous urine test to strengthen their case, which may be a six-month-long process.
His application for bail on his most recent charges was refused and he is set to apply for bail on last year’s reckless conduct and firearms charges when he faces the court again on Friday.
Burnie will remain in custody regardless of Friday’s application is successful, because the magistrate said the risk he will re-offend or endanger the public is too high.
‘It appears he has superficially been complying with his bail … but it appears he has continued to re-offend,’ Ms McGarvie said.