A former Wollongong bricklayer has admitted he sold more than $35,000 worth of party drugs for nearly a year.
Brent Rabbitte, 29, pleaded guilty to drug supply charges in Wollongong Local Court on Wednesday.
He was arrested in August last year following an undercover police investigation, that included phone intercepts, after he came under notice for selling cocaine and MDMA in September 2019.
In November 2019, Rabbitte sold two plastic bags of cocaine, totalling 29 grams, to a buyer for $6000 from a Dapto home before the party drug was seized by police.
On another occasion on November 27, Rabbitte sold $5950 worth of cocaine and MDMA to a buyer from the same address.
This occurred for a third time on December 5 when he sold 28 grams of cocaine for $5500 and 28 grams of MDMA for $1300 from the Dapto home.
Last year, investigators seized almost 100 grams of cocaine that Rabbitte sold, or planned to sell, from his Wollongong home and in Towradgi.
This included charging $12,000 for supplying 54 grams of cocaine in a noodle packet to a buyer. He sold another 27 grams for $6000.
Rabbitte used $28,550 of the money he made from selling drugs to buy a luxury 203 Mercedes E63 AMG sedan in March last year.
Rabbitte was not working at the time he was selling drugs as he had injured his foot in a workplace accident.
At about 6pm on August 12, police officers swooped in to arrest Rabbitte, who was sitting in his new car at his Wollongong home.
Upon being taken out of the car, he threw his mobile phone down a deep stormwater drain.
However, police were able to retrieve the phone that was submerged in 30 centimetres of water.
Police also found 17 grams of cocaine and $2000 in cash at his home.
Rabbitte was charged and remains on bail.
His case was adjourned to next month.
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