Bondi-man avoids scary prison after ordering MDMA and other drugs disguised as & # 39; baby formula & # 39;
Bondi man, 34, who has received MDMA disguised as & # 39; baby formula & # 39; as part of a dark web medication ring, narrowly avoids jail
- A 34-year-old man has barely escaped a prison sentence
- Border Force grabbed two cans of baby food hidden with ketamine and MDMA
- Package was addressed to Chaim Goldstein who was later arrested by the police
- Goldstein said he received a package from a friend, the alleged leader
A man who has bought MDMA and other drugs disguised as & # 39; baby formula & # 39; across the dark web, the prison has narrowly prevented.
Chaim Goldstein, 34, was arrested in May 2018 after a package to his home in Bondi, in the eastern suburbs of Sydney, was found to be positive for ketamine.
Border Force grabbed the two cans of baby formula, containing 51.3 grams of ketamine and 312 grams of MDMA, and replaced the delivery with a substance, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.
Chaim Goldstein was arrested in May 2018 after a package to his home in the eastern suburbs of Sydney tested positive for ketamine
Researchers waited outside his home on May 21 and saw Goldstein return, picked up the delivered package and brought it to his garage.
Goldstein then drove to his parents' house and texting to his high school friend that the delivery had arrived.
He was arrested later that day and told the police that he was picking up the drugs for that friend, who the police think is the leader of a dark web drug syndicate.
Goldstein pleaded guilty to try to own a tradable amount of a border control drug.
At the conviction in the NSW District Court in Parramatta on Friday, Goldstein & # 39; s lawyer said that his client & # 39; no check & # 39; about the volume of imports.
& # 39; His role was actually very minimal, & # 39; Matthew Johnston SC said to the court.
& # 39; He has received the medication, he has not opened it, he has received instructions about what would happen. & # 39;
Johnston added that his client had a drug addition at that time that affected his behavior.
Border Force grabbed the two cans of baby formula, containing 51.3 grams of ketamine and 312 grams of MDMA, and replaced the delivery with a substance (stock image)
Goldstein had an addiction to opioids in the past and is still fighting an addiction with benzodiazepines after a back injury about ten years ago, the court said.
Previous attempts to convict Goldstein were delayed when Xanax was discovered in his urine.
Judge Siobhan Herbert described the role of Goldstein in the syndicate as & # 39; low level & # 39; but & # 39; vital & # 39 ;.
She sentenced him to a two-year Intensive Correction Order, in which Goldstein had to perform 370 hours of community work.
Researchers waited outside his home on May 21 and saw Goldstein return, picked up the delivered package and brought it to his garage. Goldstein was arrested later that day
Goldstein is also obliged to refrain from medicines and prescription drugs, unless this is permitted, and will have to submit his urine weekly. He will also be in the care of a psychiatrist and doctor.
& # 39; The perpetrator must continue to tackle his drug addiction, as this is his greatest risk factor for recidivism & # 39 ;, Judge Herbert said.
If Goldstein did not follow the assignment, he would find that he was serving the rest of the sentence, Judge Herbert said.
Goldstein spoke out of court and said he was happy with the sentence because it & # 39; better than prison & # 39; used to be.
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