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Drugs - Amphetamine/ Methylamphetamine - Manufacture Large Commercial Quantity

s.24(2) Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act 1985 (NSW) - manufacture commercial quantity
s.33(3) Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act 1985 (NSW) - maximum penalty life
Large commercial quantity - 1kg

Standard Non-Parole Period (offence committed on or after 1.2.2003) – 15 years

Case
(age if known)

Offence Amount Plea Original Sentence Appeal Record Facts

Larsson
(55)

NSW CCA
11.9.1997

Knowingly take part in manufacture

1kg per week for nearly 2 months.

PG

MT 7y
AT 5y

AD

committed offences while on bail for similar offences - no other record

Assisted in setting up laboratory, trained another person in procedures and provided some equipment.
Prior good character.

S

(2000) 111 A Crim R 225

Manufacture

PG  

MT 18m
AT 18m

50% discount assistance

Crown AA
MT 3y
AT 1y

minor drug offences; on bail for similar offences

Involved in organising and transporting equipment and chemicals, commencement of manufacturing process and recruitment at two laboratory sites. Not regarded as principal.

McMillan
NSW CCA [241]
16.6.2000

Knowingly take part in manufacture

1,830.5g 1-phenyl 2-nitropropylene

PG

MT 3y
AT 3y

AA
3y
NPP 18m
(failed to give specific discount for effect of sabotage on operation)

Reluctantly involved in large scale manufacturing operation, purchasing ingredients and making other commercial transactions. Attempted to sabotage operation before giving anonymous tip-off to police. Actions prevented substantial quantity of amphetamine being produced.

Pedavoli
(2002) 128 A Crim R 137

Knowingly concerned in manufacture

PG

4y
NPP 15m

Crown AA
8y
NPP 3y 9m

supply

Involved in manufacture for principal. On bail for drug matters.

El Azzi
NSW CCA [455]
16.12.2004

2 x Conspiracy to manufacture

See facts

VG

7y
NPP 5y 3m

AD

Police corruption offence

Involved in attempt to manufacture methylamphetamine in two different locations - senior participant - intended to make 30kg from chemicals obtained - chemicals would have only produced 12.5kg
Ex-police officer - protective custody

Lau
NSW CCA [43]
16.3.2010

Manufacture methylamphetamine

Total that could have been produced - 8.869kg

PG

12y
NPP 9y

AA
12y
NPP 8y

SNPP 15 years
Employed as 'cook'- arrived in Australia from China only a few week before arrest.
Appeal allowed on basis of parity - finding of special circumstances.

Reardon

[2012] NSWCCA 46

Knowingly take part in manufacture5.877kg​PG

(25%)

15y

NPP 10y 9m

​AD​RecordSNPP 15 years

Few facts - Police found chemicals and clandestine laboratory - Motivated by greed

Total sentence with three other offences: 16y NPP 11y

DW 

NSWCCA [66]
23.4.2012

Conspiracy to manufacture

 

 

Possess prohibited pistol
Sell prohibited firearm

4kg

PG (50%)

4y
NPP 2y 6m

 

Total:
4y 8m
NPP 3y 2m

Crown AD

Breached parole – similar offences

SNPP 15 years
Started planning with informer and undercover police officer to manufacture 4kg – possess and sold shortened rifle

Significant assistance

Greenaway
(51) 
 

[2013] NSWCCA 270

Manufacture

 

Possess precursor

5.8kg

PG (20%)

19y 6m
NPP 11y 7m 15d

AD

SNPP 15 years
Planned and organised operation - appellant a central part of the organisation – at least in mid-range – value between $500k - $2.7. million.

Eckersley  

[2013] NSWCCA 219

Manufacture
Manufacture E

Supply

 

Sched:
4 drug offences

See facts

PG

Total:
21y
NPP 14y

AD

SNPP 15 years
‘Very significant and managerial organisational’ role in two distinct manufacturing ventures – one laboratory held records relating to sale of $617,000 drugs and 2.145kg methamphet – second laboratory held raw product for 250,000 tablets – offences extended over 12 months

​IL (No4)

(45) 

[2014] NSWSC 1801

Manufacture

 

4 x Possess Weapons offences

​Over 6kg​VGIndicative:

10y

 

Aggregate Sentence:
11y 6m
NPP 7y 6m

​NilSNPP 15 years

Female permitted associate to use premises to refine methamphetamine – some further involvement in process – subordinate position – financial reward – associate killed when bathroom exploded – joint possession of guns belonging to associate found in house and car
Good character

Wan

(43)

[2017] NSWCCA 261

​Manufacture lge comm qty methylamphetamine

 

Supply lge comm qty methamphetamine

​144.6kg

 

 

 

15.9kg

​PG

(25%)

​18y

NPP 12y

 

 

12y
NPP 9y

 

Total:
21y
NPP 15y

​ADPriors in Hong King – not as seriousSNPP 15 years

Methamphetamines imported in wax blocks – flew out from Hong Kong to assist in extraction of drugs from blocks and arranging supply to buyers – significant and trusted role – sole liaison in Hong Kong – offence upper range of seriousness – not isolated – sophisticated system of drug trafficking

Isolation in custody

 Last Updated: 9.11.2017

 

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