A MAN will be sentenced for supplying more than 160g worth of methylamphetamine after a car stop in West Tamworth.
Christopher Whiteman had admitted to possessing a pair of knuckledusters; supplying 166.5g of methylamphetamine, or ice, and 73g of MDA tablets; and dealing in $27,200 in cash believed to be the proceeds of crime.
Whiteman was driving a white Ford Ranger at about 10.15am on August 29, last year, when he was spotted on the Oxley Highway in Tamworth.
The Oxley Target Action Group (TAG) stopped the car in Edith Street.
According to facts tendered after Whiteman pleaded guilty in the local court, police were searching the car when Whiteman said: "I'm f*****, that backpack is full of gear".
"In the course of the recording, the accused said that he had a $1000-a-day ice habit and that he didn't sell drugs, that they were for his personal use," police evidence stated.
In an arraignment in Tamworth District Court, the 26-year-old pleaded guilty to two charges of supplying drugs, possessing a prohibited weapon and dealing in the proceeds of crime.
In the course of the recording, the accused said that he had a $1000-a-day ice habit and that he didn't sell drugs, that they were for his personal use.Police facts state
He made no application for bail and it was refused ahead of sentencing later this month.
Whiteman was not required to enter pleas to seven other drug supply and possession charges relating to cocaine, cannabis, MDMA tablets, methylamphetamine and MDA which will be dealt with by the judge on a back-up certificate in sentencing.