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Vic bikie admits drugs, weapons charges

AAP logoAAP 16/11/2016 Genevieve Gannon

A bikie enforcer has pleaded guilty to drugs and weapons offences laid after Victorian police searched his car while he was being treated for a gunshot wound.

Shane Middleton, 26, presented at Sunshine Hospital on November 1 last year with a wound to his leg, the Victorian County Court heard on Wednesday.

Because of the nature of the injury, hospital staff called the police after Middleton, a sergeant-at-arms for the Mongols outlaw motorcycle gang, was admitted, prosecutor John Saunders said.

Police searched the car Middleton had arrived in, which belonged to his fiance Renee Comeadow, and found two vacuum-sealed bags containing pills with ladybug symbols on them, several rounds of ammunition, and the grip of a handgun, the court heard.

Middleton and Comeadow were arrested and a warrant was executed on their home on November 2 where police found more drugs, a large quantity of "ladybug" pills - later revealed to be ecstasy - and a gold necklace and gold bracelet valued at $20,000 to $30,000, Mr Saunders said.

The total weight of the ecstasy seized was 653.3 grams, the court heard. A commercial quantity of ecstasy is 500 grams.

Comeadow on Wednesday pleaded guilty to one charge of dealing with the proceeds of crime and was give a 12-month adjournment without conviction by judge Bill Stuart.

Defence barrister Chris Farrington, for Middleton, said his client had been a "happy-go-lucky" young man before a sequence of events led to his deterioration.

Within 18 months, Middleton's mother was diagnosed with cancer, his father had a stroke, he was involved in a car accident, and his friend was stabbed to death, Mr Farrington said.

Middleton rebelled and joined a motorcycle gang.

In a letter to the court, Middleton's mother said the fun-loving young man she knew all but disappeared.

Middleton will be sentenced on Thursday.

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