Three Dubbo men caught with illegal pills in their possession have not been convicted of any crimes.
Ethan Gordon, 21, Jack Daniel Lyle Allen, 20 and Samuel Coffee, 23, pleaded guilty to prohibited drug possession charges when they faced court.
According to statements of agreed facts presented in court, the trio first came to the attention of plain clothed licensing police officers who were in an unmarked car on Gipps Street at about 6.15pm on July 26.
A vehicle stopped behind the police car and Gordon, Allen, Coffee and another person got out of it.
Police said members of the group walked past the unmarked car and onto the western grassed area of Victoria Park where they stopped and crowded around each other.
In the statements of agreed facts, police said they saw Gordon pull something out of his clothing.
When police got out of their vehicle the group looked at the plain clothed officers and then started walking away. Police pulled out their official identification and said "oi boys" so the group could see.
The group looked towards police and continued to walk away, police said.
After police said "stop" an officer grabbed Gordon's jacket.
"Mate police, what do you have on you?" the officer asked.
According to police, Gordon said "heaps" in response to the officers question and brought his right hand up to his mouth.
Police said they saw a clear resealable bag in Gordon's hand and tried to stop him from swallowing it.
Gordon ended up on the ground with the bag hanging out of his mouth, police said. The bag was removed from Gordon's mouth by an officer who feared he might choke.
Police found several MDMA capsules in the bag. Allen and Coffee also handed MDMA capsules to police.
In a letter tendered in court Gordon expressed deep regret.
"I now realise, unknown to me at the time, that the drug could have had a cocktail of lethal ingredients which could have killed me," he wrote.
In another letter, Allen said he was "extremely regretful".
On September 18 Gordon and Allen fronted Dubbo Local Court, where Magistrate Gary Wilson told the pair they put themselves and their futures at risk.
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Magistrate Wilson took into account the letters tendered, good character references, the age of the offenders and their lack of a criminal record.
The pair were each sentenced to a conditional release order (CRO) for 12 months, without a conviction recorded.
Coffee appeared in court on Wednesday, when he was placed on a CRO and not convicted.