CAUGHT: Jed Lennon, right, with his lawyer.
CAUGHT: Jed Lennon, right, with his lawyer. Ross Irby

CAUGHT OUT: Man stashes cash, drugs in undies on night out

CLUBBER Jed Lennon had $2800 stuffed down his undies and MDMA pills on him when Ipswich police interrupted his fun night out with mates at a hotel.

Lennon was later busted for having steroids, and supplying MDMA, cocaine, and having magic mushroom, the District Court in Ipswich has heard.

Jed Robert Lennon, 26, pleaded guilty to 11 offences including supplying schedule 1 and schedule 2 dangerous drugs, possession of dangerous drugs; possession of proceeds from a suspected drug offence; and possession of property used in a drug offence.

Crown prosecutor Caitlin Thompson said Lennon was 24 at the time of the offences in April and August 2016.

She said Lennon had four MDMA pills on him after police went to an Ipswich hotel on April 30, 2016, to investigate possible drug dealing.

In a pat-down search $2865 cash was found down the front of his trousers.

On August 18 when police went to his home, Lennon's mobile phone held drug related text messages - one saying: "I've got everything you need".

Ms Thompson said a water pipe, a small amount of marijuana, two vials of a steroid, and magic mushroom were found.

Crown facts reveal Lennon supplied dangerous drugs on five occasions to four people within six months.

There were actual supplies of MDMA, cocaine, and one text was an offer to supply an unknown drug.

Ms Thompson said the supplies were commercial, with a request for payment, and done when Lennon was on a bond for a drug offence.

"The offences demonstrate a willingness to supply. And he said (in text) I've got everything you need", she said.

Defence lawyer Max Russ said the supplies were to Lennon's friends and only been "sporadic". He said it was a wake-up and Lennon was no longer involved in illicit drug use.

Mr Russ sought for a non-conviction be recorded, saying Lennon ran a carpentry landscaping business and that had only a "probationary" licence with the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC). He feared losing his licence.

Judge Alexander Horneman-Wren SC said Lennon was lucky not to go to jail thanks to his rehabilitation steps.

He observed that Lennon was "standing in the dock alone" without any of his peer group.

"In April you were found with $2865 stuffed down the front of your trousers having just left a nightclub. You persuaded police at the time it was from the sale of a motorcycle," said Judge Horneman-Wren.

"Now it is suspected to be the proceeds of a drug offence.

"The community denounces absolutely this casual drug dealing."

Lennon was sentenced to 12 months jail - suspended for two years, ordered to complete 18-month probation, with counselling and urine tests. Convictions were recorded.

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