A Dubbo man has admitted to being a mid-level drug supplier and getting caught up in a major criminal syndicate the likes of which has never been seen in the city before.
Benjamin Paul Wells, 37, of Lindsay Place, is one of a number of people police said routinely purchased drugs from Pro-Fab Smash Repairs, for personal use and to sell to others.
The business was allegedly operated by Adam Carnevale, who police charged in March with directing a criminal drug syndicate, supplying 65 kilograms of cannabis and dealing with property which was the proceeds of crime.
Caine Rootes and Tracey Gould were also arrested and charged on the same March morning.
Mr Rootes is accused of supplying 97.3 kilograms of cannabis and 17.7 grams of cocaine, as well as knowingly participating in the drug supply syndicate with Mr Carnevale.
Ms Gould, who was Mr Carnevale's partner, was charged with dealing with the proceeds of crime and supplying cannabis.
It is understood Mr Carnevale, Mr Rootes and Ms Gould have not yet entered pleas.
In Dubbo Local Court on Wednesday, Wells pleaded guilty to supplying 120 grams of cannabis he purchased from the Pro-Fab Smash Repairs building between September and December 2018.
When police charged him in March, Wells told them he paid Tracey Gould for the cannabis.
"I made some bad choices... I had a problem with cannabis," Wells told visiting magistrate Roger Prowse.
"I wasn't aware of what they were up to."
Wells was convicted of supplying drugs and fined $2100.
Mr Carnevale and Mr Rootes remain in custody. Ms Gould is out on bail and her case, along with Mr Carnevale's comes before the court again on July 10. Mr Rootes' case comes before the court on June 19.