ALBURY woman Gwenlynne Marlene Pertzel received a glowing recommendation from drug syndicate boss Malcolm Collins in a phone call last year, a court heard yesterday.
Pertzel was a regular customer seeking “ice” from Collins and organised the purchase of it for other people and friends.
Her involvement came to light in the more than 20,000 phone calls legally taped by police of Collins, his associates and customers.
In a call made on October 8 last year, Collins was heard to say: “Gwen is good for points, a good money girl”.
Collins and many of his associates were raided in October last year and have since had penalties imposed by courts.
Pertzel, 50, of Matra Place, was contacted by drug squad detectives on September 17 this year and attended the police station next day, but declined to be interviewed.
She pleaded guilty in Albury Local Court yesterday to six counts of taking part in the supply of a prohibited drug.
The charges relate to offences between August 21 and October 8, 2012.
Police prosecutor Sgt Andrew Pike said the amounts with the various charges ranged between 0.1 to 0.3 of a gram.
Strike Force Roder was set up in March last year to investigate drug supplying by Collins and associates and Pertzel was identified as a regular customer who found new clients for Collins.
She arranged the sale of drugs to her friends for amounts varying form $50 to $300.
One intercepted call between her and Collins was on August 20 last year.
She asked if she could get “a fifty” and Collins told her it would be ready in about an hour and a half.
Collins said it was really good and she should try and get together as much money as possible.
Pertzel said she would do her best and later received a call from Collins saying he had some good “wizz” (amphetamine).
He indicated a cost of $200 a gram for her and $100 for half a gram.
Magistrate Tony Murray ordered a pre-sentence report on Pertzel, continued bail and adjourned sentencing until February 4.