Drug dealer's boast on Facebook led to his downfall

A DRUG dealer's boasting to rival dealers about his exploits on social media led to his downfall in Ipswich District Court.

Former Ipswich Grammar School student Blake John Moore, 20, pleaded guilty to 11 charges of supplying dangerous drugs and one of possessing dangerous drugs after police found evidence of his dealing on Facebook.

Police searched Moore's home on May 12 last year, finding five cannabis seeds in his possession.

During the search police checked through Moore's iPhone, finding several Facebook posts about drugs he had for sale and boasting about how many drugs he had sold.

The posts included bragging about having 100 ecstasy tablets and statements such as "if you ever need any gear let me know".

When police questioned Moore about the posts, he admitted to dealing ecstasy in Fortitude Valley night clubs, despite police not finding any evidence during a search of his home.

The court heard he admitted to selling 15 ecstasy tablets at $15 each the previous weekend at night clubs in Fortitude Valley.

He sold one tablet to five individuals and 10 to another, the court heard.

Crown Prosecutor Noel Needham said most of Moore's posts were angled at keeping his competition on their toes.

"Most of it was a boast to a friend that was equally boasting and he wanted to out do his friend," he said.

Moore told police he didn't have the 100 tablets but could have acquired them if he needed to. Despite boasting about his sales, Moore declined to name his drug supplier or his customers.

Judge Greg Koppenol told Moore supplying drugs is a serious offence.

"A lot of people have been seriously affected by taking drugs in night clubs. It can lead to people collapsing and being taken to hospital," he said.

Moore was placed on probation for two years and forfeited his iPhone and revenue from drug sales to the court.

Topics:  facebook, ipswich district court, possessing dangerous drugs, social media, supplying dangerous drugs



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