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Her days were spent in classrooms studying the complexities of medical science. After dark, she was living a secret double life as a Sydney drug dealer and sex escort.

When NSW Police stopped a vehicle in Sydney’s west, it unexpectedly triggered a bust in which a stash of drugs was found at the home of 19-year-old Western Sydney University biochemistry student Madeline Christine Sawyer.

Among the cache was 28 capsules of MDMA powder, 15 resealable bags collectively containing 11 grams of cocaine and a further 11 individual, one gram bags of methamphetamine, better known as ice.

On Monday, Ms Sawyer will be sentenced in Campbelltown Local Court, having previously pleaded guilty to six supply and possession charges and a further count of dealing with suspected proceeds of crime.

But according to a police statement tendered in court as evidence, she had originally attempted to disguise her dealing, claiming the drugs were all “for personal use” and the $3660 in cash found with them was “proceeds” from her after hours “employment as a prostitute”.

Sawyer’s lawyer Paul Meehan told Fairfax Media that his client had made a “big mistake” and had “done everything to put it right since”.

It was an erratic piece of driving in October last year by a disqualified driver and fellow Western Sydney University student, Fadhil Al Khafaji, which ultimately proved Sawyer’s undoing.

When officers pulled the vehicle over, they found Al Khafaji behind the wheel, Sawyer in the passenger seat and two capsules of MDMA in the front console which according to police documents, Al Khafaji said were his.

When police asked to see his phone, they discovered a text conversation between Sawyer and himself in which he had ordered additional drugs and she had replied: “No worries, will sort tomorrow”.

As police unearthed cocaine, ice, ecstasy and a set of electronic scales at her home, it emerged that, in addition to her studies, she was operating as a sex worker.

A search on her mobile phone then revealed a third occupation, supplying drugs to both her clients and fellow students.

Less than 48 hours prior to her arrest, she had texted a customer who had sampled her cocaine, and asked: “How did the rack go?”

Sawyer originally claimed the drugs were all “for personal use”. Photo: Facebook

“Yeah, it was good,” he replied, adding: “What are you doing the bags at?”

Sawyer responded: “Generally $300 a bag.”

In another text exchange, she asked a client not to divulge the fact that she had supplied a bad ecstasy pill, arguing it would harm her reputation.

Khafaji has pleaded guilty to possessing a prohibited drug and driving a motor vehicle while disqualified.

On Friday, he appeared before Campbelltown Local Court where, like Sawyer, he will be sentenced on Monday.

Both students declined to comment when approached by Fairfax Media.

A spokesman for Western Sydney University said it was unable to comment on cases that are currently before the courts but added: “The university takes these matters very seriously, and has cooperated with NSW Police as part of its investigation.”