A South Australian man who hid medicine in a sunscreen bottle and pushed the bottle into shorts at a music festival was sentenced to probation.
Adam Gizeppe Vallelonga, 25, was found in 50 capsules of MDMA during a police investigation at Bonnieson Park in the city on October 6, 2019.
The court did not name the event, but the Listen-in Festival was held in the park that day.
Judge Ian Press handed down Valeronga’s ruling in the district court, saying he had 50 capsules in his sunscreen bottle and 20 capsules in his shorts before another 30 capsules were found in his bedroom. ..
“Police could smell alcohol in your breath, your eyes were glazed and shed blood,” said Judge Press.
“Police found a sunscreen bottle on a banana boat in front of your shorts.
“The inside of the container … has changed so we were able to hide the item inside.”
Judge Press said Vallelonga intends to buy capsules and sell other capsules with a profit of $ 6 per capsule.
He said Vallelonga used drugs to fill the gaps in his life and developed a gambling addiction for the same reason.
“Before the festival, you again spent all of your money on gambling,” he said.
“At that point, you formed the intention to sell MDMA at the festival to recoup some of your gambling losses and fund your personal use.”
Vallelonga has pleaded guilty to two charges of trafficking in controlled drugs.
Judge Press said his youth, clean criminal history, remorse, and efforts to tackle his drug use made him a good candidate for probation.
He was given a 12-month parole period and was completely suspended by a two-year bond of good deeds.