A LARGE-scale drug dealer could be released next week after being sentenced in court.
Matthew Bainbridge was just 21 when he was caught by police in a cross-Border operation in 2015.
Bainbridge had headed a drug syndicate that made a $175,000 profit, and was arrested during a sting at Noreuil Park.
He had supplied 56 grams of methamphetamine to an undercover officer, with a further 17.94 grams of the drug in a vehicle given to him by a supplier.
A search of his Maynet Place home in West Albury unearthed 55.7 grams of ice in a toolbox in a shed.
He was later charged with supplying almost 600 grams of ice.
Bainbridge was recently sentenced to a non-parole period of two years for the offending.
As it was backdated to the time of his arrest, he could be a free man as early as next Saturday.
He was sentenced to a maximum term of four years in jail, and would spend two years on parole if released.
He will return to court on November 3 with a proceeds of crime application to be heard.