March 4, 2019

CN – Charged with possession of two prohibited drugs

Keywords: Possession of a prohibited drug – section 10 Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act 1985 (NSW), Conditional Release Order – section 9(1)(b) of the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999 (NSW)

Facts:

CN was charged with possession of two prohibited drugs at the Lost Paradise Festival at Glenworth Valley. A security guard approached CN and conducted a search on her. The security guard found a Kinder Surprise capsule on CN, which contained the prohibited drugs MDMA and Ketamine. CN was escorted to Police and was arrested for possession of drugs.

Outcome:

O’Brien Criminal and Civil Solicitors represented CN who entered a plea of guilty for the two matters of drug possession. Our submissions were accepted by His Honour when determining the appropriate penalty. With a successful outcome, CN was sentenced to a Community Release Order without conviction for a period of six months, pursuant to s 9(1)(b) of the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999 (NSW).