As well as providing a smooth chocolate egg, popular kid’s treat Kinder Surprise also provides the lucky recipient with a toy of some sort.
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To say police were surprised when they opened one during a drug raid is a fair statement.
But there was no toy inside - instead eight clear resealable plastic bags containing methamphetamine or ice, as it is commonly known.
In Nowra Local Court on Tuesday, September 18, police outlined the case against Worrigee woman Rachelle Alexander, 36, who was arrested as part of the strike force’s operation.
Alexander pleaded guilty to knowingly take part in the supply of a prohibited drug and two counts of supplying a prohibited drug.
She escaped a jail term, with Magistrate Susan McGowen placing her on a 12-month suspended sentence.
Court papers said Alexander met three men in the Nowra CBD on April 13 last year, who were looking to buy drugs.
The trio, who were known to police, met in Egans Lane at Jelly Bean Park, before moving to the Nowra Mall Shopping Centre and eventually onto a home in Quickmatch Street where she supplied 1.75 grams, or “half a ball” of ice for $500.
On another occasion, police telephone intercepts and recordings also revealed how she arranged for 0.4 grams of ice to be supplied.
But it was during a search warrant of a home in Millbank Road that police discovered the drugs in the Kinder Surprise egg inside her handbag.
Court papers said on a coffee table next to Alexander’s handbag police discovered a set of digital scales, a glass smoking implement and a tablet, which contained footage of Alexander carrying the handbag.
Police said the drugs weighed 1.75 grams and DNA taken from inside the plastic egg matched Alexander.
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