A man who used cryptocurrency to buy ecstasy via "the dark net" and attempted to have it delivered to his home has been sentenced to 22 months in a West Australian prison.
Felix Wolfl, 27, used Bitcoin to purchase 28.1 grams of ecstasy in powder form with a purity of 74 per cent, the WA District Court heard on Tuesday.
He arranged for the package to be delivered to the Margaret River home he shared with his mother on January 2, 2018, but police substituted the package and swooped shortly after it arrived.
Wolfl was convicted after a trial of attempting to possess MDMA with intent to sell or supply.
Judge Laurie Levy said Wolfl was naive but not stupid.
The judge accepted the drugs were mostly for Wolfl's personal use and to supply some to his friends, but there was no commercial aspect to the offending and Wolfl was not motivated by profit or reward.
Defence counsel Linda Black urged Judge Levy to suspend the sentence.
But the judge said it was a serious crime and general deterrence was a significant sentencing factor.
Wolfl must spend at least 11 months behind bars before he can be eligible for parole.
He has also been declared a drug trafficker.
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