Hundreds of MDMA pills found in ‘yoga and meditation’ room
A CANNONVALE "party girl" has pleaded guilty to possessing 309 ecstasy pills and supplying drugs.
Ellie Jane Goulding, 20, faced the Supreme Court in Mackay today. She also pleaded guilty to possessing marijuana and drugs utensils.
Justice James Henry said that in November 2014, police phone intercepts revealed Goulding had agreed to supply MDMA to a man who was on-supplying to another girl.
Crown prosecutor Sarah Farnden said on May 29 last year, Goulding's house was searched.
Police had found a box of 309 pills, which contained a total of 12.061 grams of pure MDMA, in the wardrobe of a spare room, which Goulding told police was her "yoga and meditation room".
Defence barrister Stephen Byrne said Goulding had been a "young party girl" with a large group of friends.
"(She) and her friends certainly used ecstasy tablets for social party reasons," he said.
"Miss Goulding certainly obtained tablets and provided tablets to others in the group."
Mr Byrne said Goulding had used marijuana daily and MDMA occasionally, but had quit drugs nine months ago.
He said five people, who were drug users, had been staying at Goulding's house before the police raid.
Justice Henry said Goulding had told police that the night before the raid, she had "seen the case... on the kitchen bench being fought over by some of the people that were at your house".
Justice Henry said there wasn't evidence to show the woman owned the 309 pills, worth thousands of dollars, but said she would have known what the box contained.
Goulding was sentenced to a 12-month intensive correction order.