WHEN the police stopped him for a random breath test at New Lambton in the early hours of November 16 last year, Brock Christopher Feenan appeared visibly nervous.
As police questioned him about where he had been that night, Feenan tapped his fingers on the open window frame to try to stop them from shaking.
Checks on the police database revealed there was intelligence that Feenan was involved in the supply of drugs in the Newcastle nightclub scene.
And it was that intelligence, coupled with Feenan's nervous demeanour and his disclosure that he was coming home from the King Street Hotel, that led police to search his car.
In the centre console police found Feenan's wallet, which contained a large amount of cash he told officers he had won at the popular Newcastle nightclub that night.
But when police asked whether he had signed for the money after his big win, Feenan came clean.
"I want to be honest," Feenan told police. "I didn't win it at King Street."
During a search of Feenan's car and later at his home, police would ultimately find more than 230 grams of MDMA and $18,600 in cash.
Feenan, who is represented by criminal defence lawyer James Janke, appeared in Newcastle Local Court this week and pleaded guilty to supplying a commercial quantity of a prohibited drug, which carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in jail, and dealing with the proceeds of crime.
Feenan, who has been behind bars since his arrest, will next appear in Newcastle District Court on June 18 to get a sentence date.
It was about 1am on November 16 last year when police attached to the Newcastle City Target Action Group stopped Feenan's Holden Commodore on Lambton Road at New Lambton for a random breath test.
After finding $1130 in cash in his wallet and another $350 cash in his pocket, Feenan admitted he had "stuff in his pocket" and handed over three resealable bags containing capsules and blue tablets.
All up Feenan had 64 capsules and 25 blue tablets, all MDMA, which came to a combined total of 13 grams.
Feenan was taken to Waratah police station where police reviewed a number of Snapchat messages on his phone that revealed he had an amount of drugs and cash at his home in Lambton.
He consented to police searching his home and even went along to show police where the drugs were located.
Police seized MDMA rock, capsules and powder in varying quantities as well as $17,120 in cash.
I want to be honest. I didn't win it at King Street.Brock Christopher Feenan when asked about cash found in his car during an RBT at New Lambton last year.