An 18 year-old Cowra man who had a small number of capsules containing an illegal drug in his possession also had more than 500 empty capsules in the back of his car, the Local Court has been told.
"What on earth he was going to do with those capsules is of concern," magistrate Jillian Kiely said of the defendant Dylan Stephen Peter Whitty of Scenic Drive, Cowra
Whitty was before the court on June 9 to answer charges of possessing a prohibited drug and having an offensive weapon, a baseball bat, in a public place.
He was fined $1100 for the first matter and $550 for the second after entering pleas of guilty to both.
Ms Kiely said the fact Whitty had so many empty capsules in his vehicle "smacks of something other than recreational drug use".
She noted police, in facts tendered to the court, were of the belief the baseball bat was for protection of himself and his product.
Whitty was charged after police stopped his vehicle at 11pm on April 24 this year after seeing him leave a house on Logan Street police believed was occupied by people suspected of being involved in the supply of illicit drugs.
Suspecting Whitty was under the influence of an illicit drug Whitty was told he would be searched and required to undergo a roadside test which returned a negative result.
A search of Whitty uncovered nothing but inside his vehicle police said they found a large quantity of small resealable plastic bags, one of which contained four red and yellow capsules with a "Mario Star" stamp on them.
Whitty, police said, admitted to purchasing the capsules, which he said contained MDMA, for $25 each.
Police continued the search and located a postage bag addressed to Whitty. Inside the bag police found between 500 and 1000 empty red and yellow capsules also stamped with a "Mario Star".
Inside his car they also located an aluminium baseball bat which he claimed was still there after a recent home move.