A Warrawong man is facing a potential life sentence after police found a smorgasbord of drugs worth hundreds of thousands of dollar inside the home he shares with his mother.
A set of agreed facts tendered to Wollongong Local Court on Wednesday revealed police raided Goce Petrevski's Hoskins Avenue home at 8am on November 21 last year following a major investigation by officers attached to the Lake Illawarra drug unit.
Officers recorded the entire search on camera and Petrevski and his mother were given the chance at the outset to declare any items of interest but both declined.
A sergeant attached to the police dog unit attended the house along with police dog "Stanley" and carried out a sweeping search of the property. The police facts said the dog gave several indications of the presence of drugs throughout the house.
Officers searched the main bedroom first, discovering a CCTV hard drive system linked to television screens and numerous cameras around the residence.
In the spare bedroom, they found a medium-sized clear, resealable bag stuffed inside a cane basket, which containing five smaller knotted plastic bags of methylamphetamine, with an approximate weight of 17.22g.
A further bag contained 2.31g of cocaine.
Police immediately placed Petrevski under arrest and escorted him to Lake Illawarra Police Station so he could speak with a Macedonian interpreter.
A further search in the spare bedroom uncovered;
-$23,950 in Australian currency in a box under the bedside table
-$10,000 in Australian currency wrapped in tin foil
-26x plastic heat-sealed balls containing 23.49g of heroin
-4x 1kg bags of MSM, a common mixing agent for methylamphetamine
Police then moved to the kitchen area, where they located another 12.51g of methylamphetamine.
However, the bulk of Petrevski's haul was discovered outside, in a garden shed next to the house.
-2x vacuum-sealed bags containing 791g of pseudoephedrine
-a hot sealer
-2x square galvanised metal pipes, approximately 50cm long, containing 18 bags of methylamphetamine, weighing a total of 501.5g
-1x square galvanised metal pipe containing 11 knotted plastic bags of heroin, weighing a total of 306.9g.
Meanwhile, Petrevski admitted ownership the of cocaine and the cannabis when questioned by police, but said he couldn't explain how the drugs came to be in his home.
He claimed the $23,500 was the proceeds from the sale of a unit overseas but denied any knowledge of the $10,000.
Petrevski pleaded guilty to three charges in court on Wednesday including a charge of large commercial drug supply, which carries a maximum sentence of life behind bars.
Petrevski remains in custody and will face sentencing in Wollongong District Court at a later date.