DPP v BC: Over 1000 MDMA pills – supply prohibited drug

Over 1000 MDMA pills – supply prohibited drug, Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act 1985 Section 25 ­– plea negotiation – good behaviour bond, Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999 Section 9

Facts:

Police intercepted four separate exchanges of text messages between BC and a drug dealer, arranging for the bulk supply of MDMA pills. Four charges were laid against BC. Three of the charges were for supply of a prohibited drug greater than an indictable quantity (between 100-300 pills each transaction). The fourth charge was for supply of a prohibited drug greater than a commercial quantity (a transaction of 700 pills). The charges carried maximum sentences of 15 and 20 years, respectively.

Outcome:

BC entered a plea negotiation, in which he pleaded guilty to two charges of supply prohibited drug (indictable quantity) in return for the Crown discontinuing the other two charges – including the much more serious charge of supply prohibited drug (commercial quantity). At sentencing for the two charges of supply prohibited drug (indictable quantity), BC was sentenced to a 2 year good behaviour bond.

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