A CANNABIS supply chain involving a man buying the prohibited drug atYass and on-selling it in Wagga and Forbes has been busted with the central figure pleading guilty to three chargescovering multiple offences.
Louis Foster, 22, lodged his pleas in Wagga Local Court this week and will be sentenced in the District Court early next year.
Foster admitted peddling cannabis worth hundreds of thousands of dollars in over several months until his arrest in March.
Police last December began a special operation called Strike Force Jokic to get evidence ofFoster’s suspected drug activities.
They monitored drug transactions throughout the first two months of the year until his arrest on March 4.
Through covert surveillance they established Fosterbought cannabis in nine kilogram parcels at Yass and distributed it through a network of drug runners.
Some cannabis was sold in Forbes for up to $10,750 for 1.3kg a time, but Foster also sold smaller amounts of the drug in Wagga shopping centres and other public places.
Foster pleaded guilty to one count of supplying a prohibited drug greater than the commercial quantity and one count of supplying cannabis greater than the indictable quantity but less than the commercial quantity.
He also admitted to a charge of supplying the drug ice greater than the indictable quantity.
In relation to that charge, it is alleged Foster planned to buy cocaine, but was given 28 grams of ice by error.
It is alleged Fosterthen arranged to give the ice back to his supplier in exchange for cocaine.
Foster is on bail while waiting sentence.
After accepting Foster’s pleas, magistrate Erin Kennedy ordered a pre-sentence report to help the District Court judge frame a sentence.
The case is listed for sentence at the sittings beginning February 27.
Earlier this year, Foster pleaded guilty to driving with an illegal drug in his bloodstream.
He was stopped by Highway and Traffic police on January 28.
Two other people in the network have been dealt with by the courts.
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