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Manufacture Amphetamine/Methylamphetamine/Less than Commercial Quantity

s.24(1) Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act 1985 (NSW) - manufacture less than commercial quantity

s.32(1) Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act 1985 (NSW) - maximum penalty 15y

Commercial quantity - 250g 

Case
(age if known)

OffenceAmountPleaOriginal SentenceAppealRecordFacts

Ayoub

[2001] NSWCCA 241

Knowingly take part in manufacture methylamphetamines

 

Supply methylamphetamines

 

Supply cocaine

 

Shed:

Unlawful possession of ammunition

 

 

 

 

 

189g

 

 

14g

PG

4y

NPP 3y

 

 

 

4y

 

 

4y

(each count concurrent)

AD Laboratory found in shed at premises – contained chemicals used in manufacture of drugs including 13,000 Sudafed tablets – methylamphetamine and cocaine and hollow-point revolver ammunition also in shed

Karabatsos

(32)

[2002] NSWCCA 526

Knowingly take part in manufacture methylamphetamines 

PG

(25%)

5y

NPP 3y 9m

AA

3y

NPP 2y

minorFound in possession of material for manufacture of methylamphetamine including pseudoephedrine – pseudoephedrine had capacity to produce 117g pure methylamphetamine – manufacturer and principal – financial profit only

Tolley

(36)

[2004] NSWCCA 165

Knowingly take part in manufacture methylamphetamines

 

Sched:

Knowingly take part in manufacture

Possess unregistered firearms

 PG2y (suspended)

Crown AA

2y

NPP 1y

Minor mattersFound in laboratory in shed on parent's property – 246 pseudoephedrine tablets – 2 years earlier found in possession of 77g methylamphetamine and two rifles – permitted premises to be used

Williams

(39)

(2005) 156 A Crim R 225

Manufacture methylamphetamines

 

 

Possess precursor

 

Supply methylamphetamines

 

Possess prohibited weapon

 

Sched:

Supply methylamphet

 

PG

(25%)

8y

NPP 4y

(global sentence)

AA

6y

NPP 3y 3m

 

FT 2y

 

6y

NPP 3y 3m

 

FT 18m

 

(concurrent)

Lengthy record

Manufactured dug from home laboratory – found in possession of 84.9g low purity methylamphetamine, Sudafed tablets and replica pistol – telephone transcripts show agreed to supply 75.3g methylamphetamine

Extremely disturbed childhood with psychiatric problems and sexual abuse – continues to suffer psychiatric symptoms – effect of imprisonment on psychiatrically disturbed son

Langham

(48)

[2006] NSWCCA 306

Manufacture methylamphetamines

 

Supply methylamphetamine

 

Sched:

Incite possess precursor

 PG

3y 4m

NPP 2y 6m

 

2y

NPP 18m

 

Total:

4y

NPP 3y 6m

ADDrug related offences

Partially dismantled laboratory with 1541g mixture containing pseudoephedrine and methylamphetamine found at premises – 9mths later involved in supply of methylamphetamine – empty decongestant packets found at premises – expected manufacturing process to produce 75g pure methylamphetamine

Drug addicted

Salafia

(39)

[2015] NSWCCA 141

Manufacture methylamphetamines31.6g

PG

(10%)

3y 6m

NPP 2y 2m

ADAffray

Significant role – upper management – police surveillance recorded conversations related to manufacture of drug – police search of site revealed numerous items related to manufacture of drug - manufactured drug found in four items in liquid form – 31.6g purity 100%.

Supportive family – employed.

Last updated: 5.7.2017

 

 

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