Fadi Haddara - the man police allege heads an organised crime syndicate - has been offered placement in a $26,000 three-month in-house drug rehabilitation program some regard as stricter than jail.
A Melbourne court heard on Monday that Mr Haddara, 36, of Mill Park, would be kept under a 16-hour physical watch and then be subject to motion tracking cameras from 11pm if granted bail - and if he paid the fee.
Jackson Oppy, the general manager of the Raymond Hader Clinic, said in evidence that under the intense therapeutic regime Mr Haddara would be tracked "24/7".
Mr Oppy told defence counsel Christopher Dane, QC, some clients regarded the clinic as stricter or harder than prison.
Investigators from the Victoria Police Santiago task force arrested Mr Haddara and others last month and charged him with 17 offences include including drug trafficking, firearms and serious injury allegations.
It is claimed he ran a drug business before he was arrested during a series of raids and that he would be an unacceptable risk if granted bail.
When Mr Haddara's opposed bail application resumed on Monday in Melbourne Magistrates Court, Mr Oppy said the clinic's policy was to contact police if a client breached conditions and to ask if they wanted to collect the person.
Questioned by prosecutor Daniel Porceddu, Mr Oppy said he had not spoken to Mr Haddara, but had read the police remand summary and a report that he had been a daily ice user.
When it was suggested by Mr Porceddu he had been brought to court so Mr Haddara could get bail, Mr Jackson responded that "we are not a baby sitting service" or there to provide the accused with "relief on any legal issues".
He said it cost $26,695 for the 90-day residential service and that Mr Haddara would not be accepted until he had paid that fee.
Mr Oppy also told Mr Porceddu he was not in court to defend the accused or his behaviour, but to determine if he could accept him into the program and mitigate any potential risk "at our end".
Magistrate Margaret Harding adjourned the application for a decision on Wednesday.