Taranaki man delivers Class B drugs to letterboxes

Taranaki man Samuel Luke Mackay has admitted selling MDMA drugs. (File photo)

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Taranaki man Samuel Luke Mackay has admitted selling MDMA drugs. (File photo)

People looking for an illegal high had a Taranaki dealer deliver drugs to their letterbox, a court was told.

Samuel Luke Mackay, 22, admitted to supplying ecstasy when he appeared in New Plymouth District Court on Thursday.

The charge carries a maximum penalty of 14 years’ imprisonment.

According to the police summary of facts, Mackay offered through a text message sent in January to sell four pills of the drug, also known as MDMA.

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On six further occasions he sold more quantities, using Instagram and Messenger to organise the deals.

In the conversations he referred to the Class B drug as “Pills, Punishers, Gucci and Lollies”.

According to the New Zealand Drug Foundation, Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) is a chemical stimulant and the active ingredient in ecstasy.

He appeared in New Plymouth District Court on Thursday.

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He appeared in New Plymouth District Court on Thursday.

The term ecstasy refers to pills usually made from MDMA and mixed with other drugs like amphetamines, and caffeine.

Mackay would offer to deliver the MDMA to the letterboxes of his customers, or to leave it in his own for them to pick up.

In one text conversation he stated he would “stop consuming MDMA but will continue to sell it on the down low because he has to make cash somehow”.

But when he was caught by police, Mackay told officers he was “doing it for a mate” and passing on the money to them.

Judge Gregory Hikaka entered the conviction and ordered a pre-sentence report.

Mackay will be sentenced on February 22.

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