Australia: Cash used to buy LSD matched in DJ’s home, court told

Police were able to locate money an undercover officer used to purchase drugs at a Sydney DJ’s home despite his denials that he supplied drugs, a jury has been told.

William Koster is standing trial after pleading not guilty to supplying almost 20 grams of lysergide, more commonly known as LSD, and possessing money being the proceeds of crime.

Prosecutors allege Koster on three occasions supplied LSD to a man named James Collager, who sold vials of the drugs to an undercover police officer three years ago.

The jury in Sydney’s Downing Centre Local Court were on Thursday shown bodycam footage of police officers raiding Koster’s home, which the prosecution used as evidence to link the drug charges back to Koster.

There they found $1700 in cash in a briefcase and $5500 in a locked black tin box in a bedroom he shared with his partner and son.

When officers ran the cash through their database, it returned a positive match for cash used by the undercover officer to purchase 2.3 grams of LSD from Mr Collager on February 6, 2020, police witness Jason Inskip told the court.

“The $3000 matched with pre-recorded ‘buy’ money which came from the black tin,” he said.

The money was matched according to the serial numbers on the notes, the jury heard.


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