Police v MT: possession of a prohibited drug

Downing Centre Local Court, Sydney


Police had been patrolling a public area in the course of a general drug detection exercise using police dogs.

During the patrol, one of the drug detection dogs approached T and indicated to police that he may be in possession of a prohibited drug, following which 0.7grams of the drug Ketamine was found in T’s wallet.

On the advice of his drug offence lawyer, T plead guilty to being in possession of a prohibited drug per s 10(1) of the Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act.


The local court Magistrate placed T under a s 10(b) good behavior bond for a period of 2 years. The Magistrate accepted that in T’s circumstances, given the small quantity of prohibited drug and his otherwise unblemished criminal record and a number of excellent testimonials, that imposing a conviction would be unnecessary.


“Mate, today you saved my career and future.”

If you are facing drug charges, contact O’Brien Criminal and Civil Solicitors on (02) 9261 4281 to set up a free appointment with the drug defence lawyers in our Sydney office.

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