A two-time drug dealer will spend another five months in jail after he was caught selling ecstasy, ice and cannabis.
Matthew McNeil, 22, of Aitkins Road, pleaded guilty in Warrnambool Magistrates Court on Thursday to trafficking the three drugs of dependence, as well as bail offences.
He was jailed for nine months, with about four months already served in custody on remand.
He'll be released on a 12-month corrections order with therapeutic conditions, including assessment and treatment for his drug problem.
Magistrate Mark Stratmann said the offending was "a serious matter", made more serious by McNeil's criminal history, which included a 120-day stint in jail in 2019 for trafficking methamphetamine.
But the magistrate said he read "very carefully" a long letter McNeil wrote to the court.
"He is a person who finished school at the end of year 11 and presents through his writing as an articulate and intelligent young man with some future," he said.
"That's why in my view the court and the state of Victoria should invest some time and rehabilitative services available to him. "
McNeil was arrested on May 6 this year during a search warrant executed at a property in Warrnambool's Calder Court by members of the Warrnambool police divisional tasking unit, criminal investigation unit and uniform members.
Officers located and seized two-and-a-half ecstasy tablets, six grams of cannabis, drug paraphernalia and an electronic tablet.
The court heard an analysis of the tablet uncovered numerous text messages relating to McNeil trafficking ecstasy, ice and cannabis.
In one message, he sent a photograph of a container carrying large amounts of brown ecstasy tablets.
At the time of the offending, McNeil was on bail for possessing three grams of cannabis on February 18.
McNeil is expected to be released from jail in October.
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