A New Zealand Navy diver has pleaded guilty to supplying drugs to other sailors while on shore leave in Australia.
Aaron Crossley pleaded guilty to selling MDMA to two of his fellow sailors while they were stationed on HMNZS Te Kaha in Cairns in June last year.
He bought two capsules of the class B drug off a local friend and gave them to his colleagues while at a bar.
One of the sailors who took them had also consumed 20 to 30 standard drinks. He had an adverse reaction to the MDMA and turned pale, couldn't talk and was unable to walk.
The two sailors who took the drugs were tested once back on board HMNZS Te Kaha and were then flown back to New Zealand. At a previous court martial they both plead guilty and have since been discharged from the Navy.
Crossley pleaded guilty at a court martial at Fort Takapuna this morning to supplying the drugs. His commanding officer, Commander Quentin Randall, said his involvement with Crossley is now untenable.
"He cannot be trusted to do his job. He should've been looking after his mates."
Prosecutor captain Christian Anderson was seeking nine months in prison.
"It was a complete breach of trust."
Crossley will be sentenced later on Monday.