DPP v PS

Key Words: Drug Supply; Section 25 Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act 1985; Section 10 Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act; Good Behaviour Bond

Facts:

PS was charged with one count of supply of a prohibited drug, cocaine, and possession of a prohibited drug, cocaine. The amounts were small.

However, courts are required to send people to jail who supply prohibited drugs.

Outcome:

After entering a guilty plea PS received a discharge without record of a conviction and a 12-month good behaviour bond. This outcome was a result of the very powerful character evidence, proven attempts at rehabilitation and the impact on his career.

Although a Crown appeal was lodged, it was later abandoned.