Police v MM

Facts:

MM was pulled over by police following what the police described as erratic driving.  Police then formed a suspicion and searched the motor vehicle that MM was driving.  During the course of the search police located 500 grams of cannabis and several hundred dollars in MM’s possession.  MM was charged with supply of prohibited drug on the basis that the amount in his possession exceeded the amount capable of being deemed to be in his possession for the purposes of supply (250 grams).

He was also charged with dealing with proceeds of crime on the basis that the money in his possession was suspected of being the proceeds of sale of drugs on previous occasions.  MM pleaded guilty to the charges.

Outcome: 

After hearing the case against the MM, taking into account his youth (he was 18 at the time of the offence), his lack of prior convictions, and also considering the contents of several testimonials and a psychological report, no convictions were recorded against MM pursuant to s.10 of the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act and he was placed on a good behaviour bond for a period of 2 years.