A French gondolier is not a happy little Vegemite after his bid to mask the smell of drugs by smearing the pungent Aussie spread on them failed at Saturday night's Electric Parade festival in Melbourne.
The "bright as bright" police sniffer dogs weren't fooled and identified him before he even managed to enter through the gates.
Now Romain Franche, 22, faces deportation to France after his appearance in the Melbourne Magistrates' Court on Thursday.
Prosecutor Senior Constable David Lee told the court Franche, who has been living in Melbourne studying at business school, smeared Vegemite on the bags of drugs to hide their smell from the dogs.
Franche, who has also been working as a Yarra River gondolier and French vintage furniture salesman while in Melbourne, was apprehended by police with $3000 worth of MDMA, acid, ketamine, ecstasy, hashish and cocaine he had purchased.
Sen Const Lee explained Franche did not possess large amounts of drugs, apart from 62 acid tabs, which he said was "a little bit alarming".
Defence lawyer Lorna Williamson told the court her client had no prior convictions and had been in custody for five days.
He was convicted and charged $4000 for trafficking MDMA, acid, ketamine, ecstasy and cocaine.