An Adelaide man named as a person of interest in the cruise ship death of Dianne Brimble has been released on bail on drug trafficking charges.
Luigi Vitale, 53, who was never charged over the 2002 matter, and co-accused Elio Comacchio, 45, appeared in Adelaide Magistrates Court on Wednesday after police last week raided Vitale's home and allegedly found a drug laboratory.
Vitale was released on home detention bail and will reappear in court in January, while Comacchio was remanded in custody awaiting the completion of a home detention report.
In a bail hearing last week, the court heard Comacchio was pulled over by members of the Crime Gangs Task Force after he left Vitale's luxury townhouse.
It was alleged he failed a drug test and up to 15 litres of the drug fantasy was found in the car.
During a subsequent search of the townhouse, Vitale was allegedly seen pouring liquid down a drain with the water running, though his defence last week argued there was no evidence to suggest the liquid had been illegal.
Vitale was previously questioned over the drug overdose death of Ms Brimble on board the Pacific Sky.
During an inquest, he told a NSW coroner he was seasick and didn't know anything about what happened on the night Ms Brimble died.