A young Warrnambool man making $2000 a week trafficking ecstasy has been warned he will be jailed.
Jesse Sheen, 20, of Mortlake Road, pleaded guilty in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court to trafficking ecstasy and associated charges.
Magistrate Michael Coghlan said those who engaged in trafficking for profit had to be jailed.
He asked Sheen what was in a tablet of ecstasy.
Sheen said he had no idea.
The magistrate said that in Melbourne recently three young people died at a music event because of people engaging in trafficking like Sheen.
He said the term recreational drugs was a nonsense and those who sold drugs for profit had to be imprisoned.
"It's a very significant enterprise. You're making $2000 profit a week and the arithmetic does not add up," Mr Coghlan said.
"You have no regard for anyone else in the community. You're not supporting a habit, you're making money out of it."
Mr Coghlan said even after Sheen was banned from a Warrnambool nightclub for selling drugs he continued the business through social media Snapchat.
"You are making substantial profits. Parents fear people like you. He's engaging in trafficking in nightclubs. He's encouraging other young people, exposing others to these drugs," he said.
Sheen was remanded in custody until March 29 when he will be sentenced.
He is being assessed for a community corrections order which will follow any jail sentence.
Undercover police raided Sheen's home on December 30 and found nine bags each containing 10 tablets and another four tablets.
The 94 tablets had a street value of $5500.
Officers also seized $3005 cash.
Sheen said he bought the tablets for $15 each and sold them for between $25 and $30 each, making about $2000 a week.
He said he had been running the operation for two months and continued after being caught and banned from a nightclub for selling drugs.
Defence counsel Michele Downs said Sheen turned to drugs after the death of an uncle in 2014. He then lost his employment.
She said he had now reconnected with his family, stopped his drug use, now had a job expressed significant remorse and had learnt his lesson.