March 4, 2019

LH – Sentencing discount after guilty plea to supply of drugs on ongoing basis

Supplying prohibited drugs on an ongoing basis – section 25A Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act 1985 (NSW).

Facts: Charges and sentencing.

LH was sentenced for two counts of supplying drugs on an ongoing basis including crystal meth, ice, and heroin. A single charge of possession of a prohibited drug, and a single charge of supply of a prohibited drug, were also taken into account for the first count. LH was on parole at the time of committing an offence.

Outcome of the case:

O’Brien Criminal and Civil Solicitors represented LH who entered a plea of guilty for two counts of supplying drugs on an ongoing basis. After taking into considerations the objective seriousness of the offences and factors such as an early plea of guilty entitling 25% discount, and an offence being committed wile on parole, His Honour sentenced LH for 7 years with a non-parole period of 5 years and 3 months for the first count, and 6 years with the same non-parole period for the second count. On the basis LH was on parole at the time of the offences, His Honour did not consider it appropriate to commence the sentence from the time LH was arrested.