Fairfax are today reporting that a 19-year-old Western Sydney University student has pleaded guilty to six counts relating to the supply and possession of drugs, and a further count of dealing with the proceeds of crime. 

Madeline Sawyer, who studies biochemistry at WSU, came to the attention of police after being caught in a random traffic stop with fellow student Fadil Al Khafaji, who was driving while disqualified. 

Sawyer was a passenger in the vehicle when it was pulled over. Police observed two capsules of MDMA sitting in the centre console, and Al Khafaji initially claimed that they were his. 

When officers searched his phone, they found a text message exchange between him and Sawyer, in which she promised to “sort” him with more drugs at a later time. 

This lead police to a search of Sawyer’s house, and amongst other things, they uncovered a stash containing a set of electronic scales, as well as:

“… 28 capsules of MDMA powder, 15 resealable bags collectively containing 11 grams of cocaine and a further 11 individual, one gram bags of methamphetamine, better known as ice.”

Police records show that Sawyer originally claimed the drugs were for her own personal use, and that a wad of $3660 in cash, found alongside them, was money she earned as a sex worker.

A search of Sawyer’s own phone led police to a wider drug operation, in which police say that Sawyer supplied drugs to fellow university students as well as clients. 

Per Fairfax reports, Al Khafaji pleaded guilty to driving while disqualified and possessing a prohibited drug, while Sawyer pleased guilty to all her charges. Her lawyer says that she admits to making a “big mistake”, and has tried to “put it right.” 

Both will be sentenced before Campbelltown Local Court on Monday. 

Source: Sydney Morning Herald.

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