A Portland man has pleaded guilty to trafficking MDMA after police uncovered close to 1000 pills en route to his house via domestic mail.
Joel Norman, 27, of Coolibah Court, pleaded guilty in Warrnambool Magistrates Court to possessing anabolic steroids and attempting to traffick MDMA.
The court heard Norman was arrested in October last year and remanded in custody where he remained for 165 days before being released on bail in early April.
On October 22, a package intercepted at Australia Post's Melbourne distribution centre was found to contain 997 MDMA tablets, the court was told.
The package was addressed to a property in Coolibah Court which a covert police operative attended later that day.
The police officer, posing as a postal worker, delivered a fake package to a female at the property.
Then on October 25 a search warrant conducted at the house uncovered quantities of anabolic steroids and drug paraphernalia.
Norman and a 22-year-old female co-accused were arrested and transported to Portland police station.
During an interview, Norman told police he ordered the drugs and hoped the package would "just blend in" in the mail.
On Friday, one charge of trafficking in a commercial quantity was withdrawn by the prosecution and Norman's lawyer successfully applied for summary jurisdiction, meaning the case would remain in the magistrates court.
A guilty plea was formally entered and the matter was adjourned to November 10.
Norman will be sentenced on that date. He is currently on bail.
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