Police information tendered to the court docket reveal that Currall was getting into the competition about 6pm when he was approached by police drug detection canine Seeby, and was escorted to a police search space.
On the search space, police requested a number of questions, observing that Currall “appeared nervous and continued to put his fingers down the again of his pants”.
Currall denied being within the possession of prohibited medicine or utilizing any within the latest previous however, whereas chatting with police, he obtained a variety of textual content messages on his cell phone.
One learn, “F–KKKK FINGERS crossed they don’t discover something.”
When police questioned him concerning the textual content, he mentioned, “Look, I will be trustworthy with you. I’ve tablets up my arse.”
He then “self-removed a tied condom” from his particular person, which contained 14 tablets of MDMA weighing virtually 4 grams.
Currall later gave a recorded police interview by which he admitted carrying the medicine, however maintained they have been for private use.
Additional examination of his cellphone revealed a textual content message dialog by which he requested a good friend about shopping for “roundies” for $25 every.
In court docket on Thursday, the Justice of the Peace referred to latest deaths at Sydney music festivals, together with these of a 23-year-old man and a 21-year-old girl on the Defqon.1 music competition in September this 12 months.
“I do not know whether or not you actually perceive the sort of hearth you have been taking part in with, or the consequence it may have … persons are dying. Do you wish to be somebody who finally ends up on a slab? Do you wish to be accountable for placing another person there?” he mentioned.
“What number of extra dad and mom must be advised their baby is useless?
“If you happen to assume you may detect anger in my voice, you may, as a result of I’ve.”
Mr Shields mentioned the group needed one thing carried out concerning the subject of medicine and anticipated the court docket to “clamp down on it – and we’re going to”.
In delivering Currall’s sentence, to be served in the neighborhood, Mr Shields mentioned he had taken into consideration his apology to the court docket.
“If you happen to get caught with something, when you use it, if it comes up in a take a look at, you’ll be in breach of this order … and you may come again. I counsel you might have an extended, arduous take a look at your self, sir,” he mentioned.
Lucy Cormack is against the law reporter with The Sydney Morning Herald.