A TikTok star became emotional after he admitted to supplying cocaine on two nights in Sydney’s ritzy eastern suburbs.
Eessa Abdallah appeared in Sydney Downing Centre Local Court on Monday after pleading guilty to supplying a prohibited drug and deemed supply of an illegal drug.
The 22-year-old is a well-known social media personality who has clocked up more than 610,000 followers on TikTok with his comedic skits, food videos, and unfiltered opinions.
He was dressed demurely in all black with a long coat, an Armani scarf, and loafers as he sat in the courtroom alongside a supporter.
The Georges Hall resident was at a venue in Darlinghurst at 8:40 pm on March 25 last year when he supplied less than a gram of cocaine to a third party.
A month later, he had less than a gram of cocaine in his possession while he was at an establishment in Woollahra just before midnight.
Police say the amount of cocaine showed the TikTok star intended to supply the illicit drug to another person.
The court was told the 22-year-old was subject to a conditional release order when he committed the offenses, which constitutes a breach of the original charges.
Court documents reveal he received the good behavior bond after he pleaded guilty to two counts of possessing a prohibited drug and driving a motor vehicle when his license was suspended.
The more recent drug charges didn’t stop his social media activity, however, with the social media star posting an irreverent TikTok on the day of the second offense.
Just hours before he was charged with the second offense, Abdallah told his tens of thousands of followers to head to Illawong if they were looking for Sugar Daddies.
“If you want to know where the money’s at, it’s at Illawong,” he said on his account eessavibe.
“The Sugar Daddies are here. I can smell it.”
Abdallah was expected to be sentenced for supplying cocaine on Monday, one year after he was charged.
However, his lawyer Mohammed Shukur asked the court to adjourn the matter for a month to allow the TikToker to receive mental health treatment.
“It’s clear he perhaps requires some psychological assistance,” he said.
Magistrate Greg Grogin agreed to delay the matter until early August.
Abdallah is not restricted by any bail conditions and will continue to reside at home in southwestern Sydney.
Outside court, he became agitated and upset when asked about the charges.
“You’re ruining my life,” he told a reporter.
The TikToker will return to court next month to face his fate for the drug offenses.
He made headlines in 2021 when he broke down in tears while describing his anguish at seeing his mother suffer through Covid.
He admitted to his followers he had previously been skeptical about the virus in the emotional and heartfelt address.