A man charged with gun and drug possession will remain in custody.
A man charged with gun and drug possession will remain in custody.

Man remains in custody after alleged gun, drug find

A MAN arrested and charged with weapon and drug offences after his car was intercepted on the Cunningham Highway on Thursday will remain in custody.

Corey James Beatson, 43, from Rosewood, did not appear in Ipswich Magistrates Court on Friday when  duty lawyer Greg Ploetz made brief mention of the matter just after 1pm.

He said Beatson would remain in custody on a return to prison warrant and there would be no bail application.

Mr Ploetz said he had not yet been able to contact Beatson's nominated lawyer.

There were about a dozen charges listed, with Magistrate Virginia Sturgess saying some were fresh.

The new charges include possession of an illegal drug (methylamphetamine) at Purga on Thursday April 22; and unlawful possession of a weapon (a revolver).