Crack cocaine dealer had $8,650 in his home

A man yesterday admitted nine drug-related charges at Magistrates’ Court.

Pepe Outerbridge, 44, pleaded guilty to two counts of possession of money from criminal conduct and two counts of possession of cocaine with intent to supply.

He also pleaded guilty to five possession of drug equipment charges.

The court heard that Outerbridge was caught after police interrupted a drug deal on Victoria Street in Hamilton.

Police searched him and found 11 brown twist bags that contained a rock-like substance.

Outerbridge told police when questioned: “You know what it is. It’s crack cocaine.”

The incident took place on January 15.

Outerbridge was arrested and searched again at Hamilton Police Station, where officers found $106.40 in cash and a black and silver smoking device.

Police later raided Outerbridge’s Pembroke home where they found $8,650 in cash and 21 brown twist bags that contained a white rocklike substance.

They also found a clear package with two black pills inside, as well as three grinders and a scale.

Outerbridge said in police interview that the substances were drugs intended for supply and that he used the scale and grinders for their preparation. He added that the money found on him and in his home was the proceeds of drug sales.

Outerbridge first appeared in Magistrates’ Court last month and denied all the charges, but switched to a guilty plea yesterday.

The court heard that Outerbridge had a total of 64.42 grams of cocaine and a total of $8,650 in cash from drug sales.

Senior magistrate Juan Wolffe adjourned the case until January 6.

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