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Drugs - Amphetamine / Methylamphetamine - Supply Large Commercial Quantity

This table is intended to be used as a guide only. Individual cases should be read if they are to be relied upon.


s.25(2) Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act 1985 (NSW) - supply commercial quantity prohibited drug
s.33 Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act 1985 (NSW) - maximum penalty life imprisonment
Large Commercial quantity - 1kg

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

 

Case Offence Amount Plea Sentence Appeal Record Facts

Bera


(2001) 119 A Crim R 552

Knowingly take part in supply
Supply

1.885kg

PG

VG

7y
NPP 4y

Conviction AD

Drugs found in car driven by appellant. Involved in extensive drug manufacture and supply organisation (Kalache)

Spicer
(44)


NSW CCA [108]
23.4.2003

Supply

VG

4y
NPP 2y 6m

AA
3y
NPP 21m

one driving offence

Car stopped and found in possession of equipment and chemicals and liquid amphetamines - Deemed supply - Conviction for manufacture quashed on appeal
Mother, wife and daughter suffering serious medical conditions and unable to cope alone - Family in poverty - exceptional circumstances

Wardini


NSW CCA [249]
5.9.2003

Aid, abet, counsel, procure, solicit and incite supply

Not stated

PG

2y
NPP 18m
(PD)

Crown AD

Nil

Few facts - Strong subjective features - Pressured into offence to discharge considerable business debts - Did not initiate offence - Good character evidence - Real remorse - Inordinate and inexcusable delay

Hejazi
(32)


NSW CCA [383]
3.12.2003

Supply comm. qty
Supply lge comm. qty

Sched:
5 x supply
Supply comm. qty

274.9g
1347.6g

PG

9y
NPP 6y

AD

Lengthy - breached bond and parole

Supplied to undercover police officers - in business of supply
Heroin addict - protection - reasonable prospects of rehabilitation - No parity

Hamieh
(24)


NSW CCA [277]
21.9.2007

Supply

Sched
One offence

2.1kg

PG

11y
NPP 7y

AA
7y 9m
NPP 5y 2m

Breached bond

Supplied to co-offender from South Australia - not supplying on own behalf
Depression - parity

Ly


NSW CCA [262]
13.11.2008

Supply

Scehd:
3 offences

1101.22g

PG

12y
NPP 8y

AD

Priors

Offence committed after 1.2.2003
Found in possession of money, many mobile phones, supply paraphernalia and drugs - admitted supplying for money - mid-range seriousness

Vigo


NSW CCA [98]
6.4.2009

Supply

Over 40kg

VG

16y
NPP 12y

AD

Purchased drugs over many years for on selling Poor prospects of rehabilitation - effect of incarceration on young child

Efstathiadis
(27)

 

NSWCCA [317]

28.10.2009
Supply lge comm. qty 1.980kg PG (10%) 14y NPP 10y AD Drug offence SNPP 15y

Observed supplying drugs to third person in car park with co-offender – participant in drug network

Good prospects of rehabilitation

Mahmud
(26)

 

NSWCCA [219]

24.9.2010
Supply lge comm. qty

 

Unauthorised possession 3 or more firearms

 

Sched:

Firearms offences
1.78kg PG (17.5%) 6y 6m

NPP 3y 6m

 

Total:
7y 6m

NPP 4y 6m
Crown AA

9y
NPP 6y 6m

 

Total:
10y
NPP 7y 6m

Firearm offences SNPP 15y

Firearms and ammunition found in car during police search – firearms and drugs subsequently found in house occupied by offender – stored drugs for others – below mid-range

Drug addiction

Briggs
(30)

NSWCCA [250]
5.11.2010

Supply lge comm. qty

 

Summary offences
4284.5g PG 9y 9m NPP 8y AA

9y 9m

NPP 7y 3m
Not significant SNPP 15y

Found asleep in car suffering effects of drug in possession of $295,100 and drug paraphernalia – drug subsequently found in house – involved in trafficking to substantial degree

Chronic drug addiction – genuine remorse – prospects of rehabilitation

Achurch

 

NSW CCA [186]
16.8.2011

Supply E

Supply comm qty E

Supply lge comm qty
108.7g

1,000 pills

2.6kg
VG 13y

NPP 5y

 

Total:
14y
NPP 6y

Crown AA

16y
NPP 11y

 

Total:
18y
NPP 13y

Lengthy record SNPP 15y

A principal in ongoing commercial operation – provided drugs to co-offenders who sold to undercover police officers – sold 400 pills of ecstasy – offers to supply further 1000 pills – M found in former premises of offender – mid range offence

Suffering serious medical conditions

Ehrlich
(35)

 

NSWCCA [38]
28.3.2012

Supply lge comm. qty

.615kg

 

PG
(25%)

6y 6m
NPP 4y 10m

 

(35% discount for PG and assistance)

Crown AD

Record

SNPP 15y

A principal in drug syndicate operating between NSW and WA – not sophisticated – 9 supplies over 3 months Gambling and drug debts – remorse – reasonable prospects of rehabilitation

Hill
(38)

 

NSW CCA [265]
11.12.12

Supply lge comm. qty

 

PG
(25%)

6y
NPP 4y

AA
3y
NPP 2y

Nil

SNPP 15y
Acted as “go-between” between supplier and buyer – offences took place at A’s residence.

Strong subjective circumstances – prior good character – employed – strong work ethic – assistance to authorities.

AMZ
(24)

 

NSWCCA [6]
1.2.2013

4 x Supply lge comm qty

 

 

 

Supply lge comm qty heroin

Participate criminal group

 

Sched:
2 offences

6kg
6kg
6kg
10kg

 

1.05kg

PG

13y
NPP 9y
(55% discount)

AD

 

SNPP 15y
Involved in organised criminal syndicate over 6 months

Early guilty plea and assistance

Eckersley

 

NSWCCA [219]
27.9.2013

Supply
Manufacture
Manufacture Ecstasy

 

Sched:
4 drug offences

See facts

PG

Total:
21y
NPP 14y

AD

 

SNPP 15y
‘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

White
(37)

 

NSWCCA [242]

22.11.2013

Supply lge comm. Qty

 

Sched:
7 offences

3.33kg
(low purity – pure form 195g only)

PG

9y 9m
NPP 3y 6m

AD

minor

SNPP 15y
Involved in supply – street value around $300k-$400k – just below mid-range objective seriousness.

Substance abuse

Cidan

 

NSWCCA [66]
29.4.2014

Supply lrg comm qty M

 

Dealing with proceeds of crime

 

Sched:
Supply comm qty H

Proceeds of crime

2.270.8gm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

894.8g

PG
(12.5%)

7y
NPP 3y 
(Partially cumulated to additional drug offences)

Crown AA
9y
NPP 4y

 

SNPP 15y
Drugs found in storage unit – deemed supply – opened account using false identity and deposited $213,687 - $348,350 found in storage unit – sole trader with fairly large scale operation

Also dealt with by different judge for opium offences

Offences laid under Cth Code

Suffered poor treatment as a Kurd in Iran

Baquiran

 

[2014] NSWCCA 221

Supply

 

Supply comm qty M

1kg

 

321.3g

PG(25%)

12yNPP 8y

AA
10y
NPP 6y 8m
(concurrent sentence)

SNPP 15y
Involved in drug syndicate operating from business owned by offender and ex-wife – sales made to undercover officer

Briouzguine

(22)

 

[2014] NSWCCA 264

2 x supply

 

 Supply indictable

Supply comm qty ecstasy

Sched:
10 offences

2,900g

882g

 

100g
275g

​PG (18%)9y

NPP 5y

​AD​Not significantSNPP 15y
University student became involved in supplying drugs to associate whole sold them further – supplied over 4 months – facilitator – became involved to fund addiction – continued and escalated involvement due to threats made

Immature – user / dealer – mental disorder

Li

(32)

 

[2014] NSWCCA 327

Knowingly take part in supply

 

Conspiracy to supply

 

Sched:
Proceeds of crime

24.9782kg

 

 

 

5kg

 

PG

(15%)

9y

NPP 4y 6m

 

 

6y NPP 3y(concurrent)

Crown AA

10y
NPP 7y 6m

7y
NPP 4y 4m (concurrent)

SNPP 15y
Recruited from Hong Kong to work for criminal organisation – paid $11,400 per month – courier equivalent – acted on telephone instructions from controller – sought to withdraw
Lam

Chun Lok
(20)

 

 

Lam
Chun Kit
(19)

 

[2015] NSWCCA 87

Supply

 

 

 

 

Supply

​2.2 kg6y 9m

NPP 4y  6m

 

 


5y NPP 3y

​AD

 

 



AD

SNPP 15y

Brothers -  substantial drug operation with co-offender BJ  – drugs found by police at residence leased by CKL.

CLL – acted as intermediary between CKL and BJ and others – directed CKL and BJ – drug addiction

CKL - remorseful, at low risk of re-offending, good prospects of rehabilitation, lesser role than brother CLL- knew premises being used for drug use and supply -  took direction from older brother CLL and others – menial tasks – drug addiction

Plaisted

(34)

[2015] NSWCCA 287

​Supply (Methylamphetamine - Ice)

 

 

Supply (Heroin)

21.807kg

 

 

 

 

1kg

​PG

(25%)

​Total:

14y

 NPP 9y

​AA

11y

NPP 7y

​Minor.  Stealing, drive mid-range PCA

​SNPP 15y

Role of A, who was an employee of Transport company was to arrange transportation of drugs from Sydney to Perth on behalf of a drug syndicate.

Previous drug and alcohol abuse  - very difficult upbringing.

CCA: Limited nature of A's role  – not a substantial role -  fact that it is impossible to conclude that A derived any large profits from his participation.