GILBERT John McGrath was frank with police when they searched his Lavington residence last year, a court has heard.
Officers began investigating McGrath’s illegal activities after a tip-off and made an application for a warrant on March 15, which was granted.
But when they searched his unit in Douglas Road, McGrath was away and police rang him to attend.
When McGrath arrived, he was advised he would be searched and told police he had “a quarter” of cannabis in his pocket.
Police found 9.8 grams in a plastic bag and McGrath said: “It’s for personal use.”
McGrath was asked if he had anything to disclose inside the house.
“Yeah, I’ve got a bit of amphetamine inside,” he responded.
Police found $6360 in cash, scales and plastic bags with methamphetamine which weighed almost 10 grams.
Police discovered a safe in McGrath’s bedroom and inside a plastic bag with white powder which he said was Epsom salts.
Officers found plastic bags with powder, and four bags of methamphetamine weighing 9.03 grams with 6 per cent purity. Another four bags had 0.7 grams.
McGrath, 54, appeared for sentencing in the District Court in Albury after pleading guilty to supplying more than an indictable quantity of drugs.
Charges of drug possession and goods in custody were also considered by Judge Stephen Walmsley.
McGrath was given a two-year suspended sentence with probation and parole supervision and the money was forfeited.