A Lavington drug identity who with a fellow crook was found with nearly $3000 in suspect cash in their car has admitted to his crimes.
Benjamin Paul Heather relayed his guilty plea to Albury Local Court via his lawyer, Mitchell Brooks.
But Heather was unable to appear in court on Tuesday via a video link to jail after technical issues prevented that from occurring for a second day running.
Heather, Mr Brooks said, admitted to possess or use a prohibited weapon without a permit and to having goods in custody suspected of being stolen.
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Magistrate Richard Funston was told, in police facts put before the court by prosecutor Sergeant Nicole Peacock, how a silver Hyundai Santa Fe was seen by police outside a "known" illicit drug premises in Burrows Road, Glenroy, on October 20 about 3.10am.
Police watched for a short time before the car moved off.
They followed, then stopped the car about 100 metres south of the intersection of Sackville and Poole streets, Albury.
The other man - known to police as an illicit drug user and who at the time was on an intensive corrections order for property-related offences - was driving the car.
He was breath-tested, but gave a negative result.
Heather was sitting in the front passenger seat.
"Police received intelligence the accused is involved in drug supply and is a known user."
Police were suspicious, because of their criminal history and the time of night, so the pair were searched.
Nothing was found on them. But inside the car was an illegal "butterfly" knife, sitting atop $2950 in cash.
A hair tie around the cash was found to have both men's DNA.
Heather, 34, will be sentenced on June 28.
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