Bail granted over $30 drug deal at Jack’s Bar
A 25-YEAR-OLD man was granted bail at Lismore Local Court today, after police officers charged him over a $30 MDMA deal at Lismore notorious Jack's Bar in January.
The embattled night spot has since been raided by police and issued with a 30-hour closure order.
Lismore detectives investigating ongoing drug supply in Lismore licensed premises, under Strikeforce Aulbua, charged two people. On Friday, Strikeforce Aulbua saw a 19-year-old woman and a 25-year-old man charged with two counts of supplying a prohibited drug from the licensed premises during January.
Police allege the drug supplied was Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA).
The Lismore Heights man was allegedly not the prime mover of the MDMA. His co-accused, who will appear on May 20016, was allegedly arrested by a female undercover officer in the women's toilet selling MDMA.
The man, who had no prior drug supply charges, was caught selling a $30 deal of MDMA.
According to the defence lawyer, Jack's Bar patrons wanted to buy more MDMA but he did not have any more drugs to sell.
Magistrate David Heilpern said it was at the bottom level of the supply of MDMA charge, but reminded the defendant of the severity of the penalty of supplying a prohibited drug.
"There is a good prospect that he will not go to jail but the maximum penalty is 15 years imprisonment," he said.
His matter is adjourned to May 3.
The woman will appear on the May 2.