A Dubbo DJ busted with cocaine by a police sniffer dog while at the pokies, has been spared a conviction.
Luke Thomas Baker, 25, a resident DJ at the Amaroo Hotel, was in the gaming area of Club Dubbo about 9.20pm on May 22 this year, when police arrived with a sniffer dog, 'Polar' and her handler.
According to police, when Baker noticed the dog he left his pokie machine and walked around the back of the gaming machines in an attempt to evade detection.
However, police said Polar could smell the drugs in the area and led his handler straight to Baker.
Police approached Baker, who admitted he had cocaine on him and co-operated.
Baker was escorted outside the club at his request and for "privacy reasons", court documents said.
When outside Baker grabbed his wallet from his back pocket and pulled out a clear resealable bag containing white powder, which was revealed to be 0.69 grams of cocaine.
Supported by his mother in court, Baker pleaded guilty to possessing a prohibited drug.
Defence lawyer Corey Suckling said Baker had been cooperative with police at the time of offence and had displayed remorse by pleading guilty.
The court heard this was his first offence before the court.
"I am instructed this was a one-off," Mr Suckling told the court.
"He's unlikely to reoffend. It's his first offence before the court."
Baker was handed a conditional release order and ordered to be of good behaviour for six months.