A Geraldton father was arrested last week amid allegations he conspired to lure a man to an address so he could be bashed by a third party. Police swooped on Shannin Harley Ruri on Thursday, charging him with 14 offences after a “lawful intercept of his phone” allegedly uncovered the plot as part of a “much larger” investigation into a Geraldton meth-dealing network. He appeared in Geraldton Magistrate’s Court the following day from police custody, where prosecutors said the investigation had provided “significant intelligence holdings” against Mr Ruri, pictured. “That particular phone call was the catalyst for action as part of a much larger investigation involving the main players of methylamphetamine dealing in the Geraldton district,” Sgt Beau Jones said. It is alleged the 35-year-old and a co-accused were recorded on July 8 making plans to lure a man to an address so a third party could “seriously assault” him. He is also facing seven charges of offering to sell or supply meth to others between June 13 and July 15 after police allegedly found messages organising the sale of more than 6g of the drug. Defence lawyer George Giudice told the court Mr Ruri would plead not guilty to the conspiracy charge, adding there was no evidence he was a “player” in the Geraldton drug dealing network. “The amounts involved are small and don’t support the proposition he’s part of the hierarchy of drug dealing in the Geraldton area,” he said. “Those are just words and there’s no evidence before the court.” A bail application was made, which Sgt Jones said police “strongly opposed”, believing Mr Ruri was a threat to community safety. “Should he be released and continue in this line people’s health and safety would be at risk,” Sgt Jones said. Magistrate Chris Miocevich said despite it appearing a strong case against Mr Ruri, “at this early stage, he’s presumed to be innocent until proven guilty”. “The concerning allegations show all the hallmarks of a dealer,” he said. “In any case it will take some time to get to trial. “Provided he abides by the conditions I’m satisfied it will prevent him offending.” Mr Ruri was given strict bail on the condition he comply with a 24-hour curfew at his Utakarra home and give police pre-approval to enter and search his home and electronic devices at any point. He will return to court Thursday.