Supply of prohibited drugs: Police v DFS

Supply of prohibited drugs, Section 25 Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act 1985 – plea of guilty – intensive correction order, Section 7 Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999

Facts:

DFS was arrested by police at a party for selling MDMA capsules, and was charged with possessing and supplying prohibited drugs. Along with the capsules, police also found a large quantity of cash on DFS’s person. DFS was kept on remand awaiting trial.

Outcome:

DFS was advised that he would be found guilty, and that as such a plea of guilty would result in a lesser sentence. During the sentencing hearing, the defence submitted that DFS was a suitable candidate for an intensive correction order (ICO), which would allow him to continue providing for his parents and other dependants. DFS was sentenced to a 12-month ICO and was made to forfeit the cash.

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