A BRITISH tourist who overstayed his visa by six years is facing deportation after appearing in court on drug-dealing charges.
Stephen Trevor Cummins, 39, was charged with cultivating and possessing cannabis with intent to sell or supply after a raid by the South Metropolitan Tactical Investigation Group of a factory unit in Binningup on Monday.
The Fremantle Magistrates Court was told that Cummins was a British citizen who had outstayed his tourist visa by six years. As a result, he was denied bail – unlike his co-accused – and faces deportation at the end of court proceedings.
Cummins was arrested at the factory unit which police claim was used to supply drugs in the Fremantle area.
Detectives retrieved 63 cannabis plants from two “purpose-built” rooms.
A search of Cummins’ Valentine Rd home – which he shared with de facto Selena Kate Morrison, 28, who was also charged – uncovered 6kg of drugs.
Morrison was released on bail and both are due to re-appear in the Fremantle Magistrates Court on March 9.