Supplying prohibited drug on an ongoing basis
Facts: Charges and sentencing. Section 25A Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act 1985 (NSW).
LH got a sentence for two counts of supplying prohibited drug on an ongoing basis including crystal meth, ice, and heroin (narcotics). A single charge of possession of a prohibited drug, and a single charge of supply of a prohibited drug, also went into account for the first count. LH was on parole at the time of committing an offence.
Outcome of the case: substantial non parole period
O’Brien Criminal and Civil Solicitors’ Sydney drug defence lawyers represented LH. He entered a plea of guilty for two counts of supplying drugs on an ongoing basis. After taking into consideration:
- the objective seriousness of the offences
- and factors such as an early plea of guilty entitling 25% discount, and an offence being committed while on parole,
His Honour sentenced LH for 7 years with a non-parole period of 5 years and 3 months for the first count. On the second count he gave 6 years with the same non-parole period.
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 came under arrest.
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