Details emerge of SA man Troy Smith’s prison conditions after Bali arrest on drug charges

South Australian man Troy Smith is being held in a room with 12 other inmates after being accused of drug offences in Bali, 7NEWS understands.

The 49-year-old Port Lincoln father of two was arrested on the Indonesian island last month when police raided his hotel room.

He is accused of drug possession and drug trafficking, which carries a maximum life sentence in Indonesia.

Smith has hired former police officer turned private consultant, John Mcleod, to conduct his own investigation and offer advice on dealing with local authorities.

McLeod has previously supported high-profile Australians convicted of drug offences in Bali such as Schapelle Corby and Brendon Luke Johnsson.

7NEWS understands, while in custody, Smith is sleeping on a concrete floor and sharing a room with 12 other prisoners at police headquarters in Denpasar.

He has been given a bucket to use as a toilet.

Troy Smith from South Australia has been remanded in custody in Bali.Troy Smith from South Australia has been remanded in custody in Bali.
Troy Smith from South Australia has been remanded in custody in Bali. Credit: Supplied

On Monday evening, the 49-year-old was pictured being marched into hospital in Denpasar after he had complained of back pain that is not believed to be serious.

Despite being an Adelaide Crows fan, his only words for waiting cameras were a shoutout to their crosstown rivals Port Adelaide, saying “Go the Power”.

It’s been alleged police found a parcel addressed to Smith containing more than 3g of methamphetamine disguised in a tube of toothpaste.

During a raid of his hotel, police allege they also found a bong and 0.04g of methamphetamine in a sunglass case.

Smith’s lawyer told the media the meth allegedly found in the hotel room was purchased in Bali and Smith was accused of drug posesssion, which carries a maximum prison sentence of 12 years.

They said he was struggling with a drug addiction and they would argue he should spend time in a rehabilitation facility rather than prison.

But at a police press conference on Monday it was revealed Smith’s charges would be upgraded to include drug trafficking.

Local police allege the 49-year-old smuggled the smaller amount of the drug into Bali from Australia.

They allege Smith attempted to outrun police on the day of his arrest, with a warning shot fired into the air.

His lawyer said Smith was “surprised” by the shot, fell down and was then arrested.

Smith will face a local court next month.

– With Hannah Foord.

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