Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Facebook Posts Nab Drug Dealer; Boasts of Deals Were to Keep Rivals on Their Toes, Court Told

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Facebook Posts Nab Drug Dealer; Boasts of Deals Were to Keep Rivals on Their Toes, Court Told

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Byline: Kieran Banks kieran.banks@qt.com.au

A DRUG dealeras boasting to rival dealers about his exploits on social media led to his downfall in Ipswich District Court.

Former Ipswich Grammar School student Blake John Moore pleaded guilty to 11 charges of supplying dangerous drugs and one of possessing dangerous drugs after police found evidence of his dealing on Facebook.

Police searched Mooreas home on May 12 last year finding five cannabis seeds in his possession.

During the search police checked through Mooreas iPhone, finding several Facebook posts about drugs he had for sale and boasting about how many drugs he had sold.

The posts included bragging about having 100 ecstasy tablets and aif you ever need any gear let me knowa.

When police questioned Moore about the posts, he admitted to dealing ecstasy in Fortitude Valley night clubs, despite police not finding any evidence during a search of his home.

The court heard admitted to selling 15 ecstasy tablets at $15 each the previous weekend at night clubs in Fortitude Valley. …

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