A 26 year old man had earnt a cool $37,000 selling cocaine to several people in the Macarthur region, by offering a mobile drug delivery service late last year.
The two-month coke selling spree come to abrupt end five days before Christmas, when detectives from Strike Force Camm arrested the defendant.
The 26-year-old started up the illegal enterprise shortly after losing his job, Campbelltown District Court heard.
Makhoul would send out weekly group messages advertising ‘snow white’ and other similar phrases in reference to cocaine for sale.
Customers would message him back and the cocaine was delivered to their door, the court heard.
The defendant sold 84 bags of 0.5 grams of cocaine on 48 occasions worth $21,000.
He also was charged for selling 63 bags on 38 occasions worth $16,000, some of which were made to an undercover officer.
The transactions were made across 15 suburbs in the Macarthur region including Camden, Gregory Hills, Oran Park, Elderslie, Narellan Vale and Spring Farm.
During a search warrant police found scales, plastic resealable bags, glucose powder used to cut drugs and a ‘drug ledger’ was found inside a handbag at the home.
He made an early guilty plea to 94 charges including ongoing drug supply, 88 counts of supply prohibited drug, three counts of drug possession and possession of unlawfully obtain goods.
The court heard the defendant has been stabbed in the back by an inmate during his nine months spent in custody and ‘still bears those scars’.
He was described by his lawyer as a ‘model prisoner’ and had taken up jobs in prison including in a tin foil factory and as a pod sweeper.
The court heard the defendant had a troubled upbringing and had started using drugs at the age of 15.
He’s also battled several years of drug and gambling addictions.
His lawyers argued his rehabilitation would be better served in the community, however crown prosecutors said a full-time custodial sentence would be appropriate.
Judge Stephen Walmsley sentenced the defendant to two years and 10 months jail to be served in the community by way of an intensive corrections order.