A construction management worker has been charged with trafficking cocaine after police allegedly seized about $35,000 worth of the drug and more than $54,000 in cash.
But the man's lawyer has suggested someone else is to blame for the haul; particularly given the man shared a one-bedroom apartment with his brother.
Fasil Jember, 28, fronted the ACT Magistrates Court on Thursday and pleaded not guilty to trafficking cocaine, possessing the drug and laundering money.
Police documents tendered to the court said officers scoped Mr Jember out while he was at the gym on Wednesday, and searched the black Toyota Hilux he was driving once he came out.
In the car, they allegedly found $1000 worth of $50 notes and a clip seal bag containing about 4 grams of cocaine.
Back at Mr Jember's Belconnen unit, they allegedly found 92.3 grams of cocaine in the living room, and $54,300 in cash - most of which was in a safe.
On Thursday, prosecutor Isabelle Coker suggested Mr Jember was the only person living at the Belconnen unit, but his partner gave evidence the construction worker's brother lived there too.
The woman said Mr Jember's brother slept in the living room, where the majority of the drugs and the cash were allegedly found.
Lawyer Jacob Robertson urged Special Magistrate Margaret Hunter to think about this when she considered whether to grant Mr Jember bail.
The magistrate said it seemed there was a possibility someone else could have possessed the drugs and, "possession is always a difficult matter to prove".
She was concerned that Mr Jember told police he wanted to kick a woman in the head and words to the effect of, "wait until I get my hands on her", because he suspected she was to blame for the search warrant.
But Ms Hunter said she could see Mr Jember made the comments perhaps "out of frustration".
She said, "it doesn't appear to be the strongest of cases", and granted Mr Jember bail to appear in court again on February 12.
As part of Mr Jember's bail conditions, he is not allowed to leave the ACT and he and his partner must hand over $2000 each if he breaches bail.