A man sold pills from a bag in the Lonnies Niteclub in 2018, the Supreme Court in Launceston heard.
Dylan Traill-Barwick, 23, of Launceston, pleaded guilty to a count of trafficking in a controlled substance, namely MDA between June 21, 2018 and July 21, 2018.
He also pleaded guilty to trafficking in MDMA, known as ecstasy, and/or MDA between January 1, 2018 and July 21, 2018.
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Crown prosecutor Emily Judd said Traill-Barwick was ejected from the nightclub after security staff saw him with a ziplock bag.
Police found 33 capsules of MDA weighing 8.3grams and two grams of powder MDA.
They seized a mobile phone which indicated that he was owed $980 from sales to nine people.
He was carrying $580 in cash.
The court heard that Traill-Barwick believed the substance was MDMA.
In a police interview, he initially claimed that he had found the bag on the floor of the nightclub and sold a few pills after word got around but admitted that he had been selling for about a month.
Ms Judd made an application that Traill-Barwick pay the $2310 cost of chemical analysis of the pills.
However, defence counsel James Oxley said the analysis had been unnecessary because Traill-Barwick pleaded guilty in the Launceston Magistrates Court before the analysis was done.
"What if it wasn't a drug at all?," Justice Robert Pearce asked.
"Wouldn't that justify the analysis."
Ms Judd said police ordered analysis as a matter of course.
Mr Oxley submitted that a community service order would be a suitable sentence but that because of COVID-19 the program was not operating.
Justice Robert Pearce adjourned sentence until May 21 at 10am.