A model who racked up a crippling debt after becoming a cocaine addict has given evidence in court for his involvement in a Sydney drug syndicate.
George Gerges spent $7,000 a week on cocaine and starting doing drop-offs after owing $25,000 to his dealers.
After spending all his savings, Gerges was offered a drug delivery job to pay off this debt.
Geogre Gerges, 33,(pictured) racked up a crippling debt of $25,000 after his recreational cocaine habit spiralled out of control.
Gerges(pictured left) dated former Bachelor contestant Emma Rose before he was arrested by police in 2015
‘I was hesitant at first, but at the same time I needed to keep supplying myself with drugs and I had no other way to work off the debt,’ Gerges told the Sydney Morning Herald.
The 33-year-old said he would use code words such as ‘rock show tickets’ or ‘beers’ and then deliver the half gram bag for $200.
He was paid $50 per bag and was earning $3500 per week which still fed his own $1000 a day habit.
Gerges was caught by police carrying 182 resealable bags of cocaine in his possession including 40 bags in his underwear
He said: ‘Cocaine gives you a stupid amount of confidence, and I felt confident at the time. But now I can see it was an absolutely warped reality’.
Gerges was caught by police carrying 182 resealable bags of cocaine in his possession including 40 bags in his underwear.
The Bondi man, whose family moved from Lebanon to Australia, is now a laborer with his father.
He is now an active volunteer with the homeless, provides maths tutoring, and offers guest speaking at schools about his relationship with drugs. The 33-year-old is now living in Bondi
He is now an active volunteer with the homeless, provides maths tutoring, and offers guest speaking at schools about his relationship with drugs.
Gerges said he has not used drugs since he was arrested by police in 2015.
‘I’m disappointed with who I became. I don’t know that person,’ he said.
He is expected will be sentenced on April 26 at New South Wales District Court.
Gerges is expected to be sentenced on Thursday, April 26 at NSW District Court for his involvement in drug dealing