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Drugs - Amphetamine / Methylamphetamine

- Supply Commercial Quantity

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 20y
Commercial quantity - 250g

Standard Non-Parole Period (offence committed on or after 1.2.2003) – 10 years 

Name & Age

OffenceAmountPleaSentenceAppealRecordFacts

Gudge

(38)

 

 

 

 

 

Brown

(female)

(33)

NSWCCA

3.4.1995

Supply

 

Sched:

3 x supply methyl-amphet

 

Knowingly take part in supply

 

Sched:

3 x supply methyl-amphet

448g

 

 

 

 

 

 

448g

PG

 

 

 

 

 

 

PG

MT 6y

AT 2y

 

 

 

 

 

MT 4y 6m

AT 1y 6m

AA

MT 4y

AT 2y

 

 

 

 

MT 2y 6m

AT 2y

prior convictions but no gaol

 

 

 

 

 

possess heroin - no gaol

On arrest found to be in possession of 448g amphetamine.  Previously supplied 7.6g, 1g and 7.5g to police operative, and entered into negotiations for supply of 450g.

Langdon

NSWCCA

18.11.1996

5 x supply less than comm quantity

2 x supply comm quantity

100.4g

59.5g

173g

103.3g

1pd

1pd

PG

MT 3y

AT 2y

ADtreated as going to gaol for first time

Amphetamines supplied for total of $42,700.

Suffering from diabetes; hard working person; good prospects of rehabilitation; element of entrapment.

Atkinson

(41)

NSWCCA

9.5.1997

Supply

 

Sched:

supply comm cannabis

 PG

MT 3y

AT 12m

AD

no merit in parity argument

record for serious offences - subject to bail and recog at time of offencesActual role of A unclear but not much more than a "useful fetcher and carrier".

Heard

(59)

[2000] NSWCCA 107

Supply583g (6.9% purity)PG

MT 3y

AT 4y

AA

(parity)

MT 2y 2m

AT 2y 10m

lengthy record including gaol term for AR - no drug offences

Found in car in possession of two bags of speed.  Part of Kalache organisation.

Motivated by desperate financial situation.

Poor health - good support - remorse - age - hardship in custody

Watt

(48)

[2000] NSWCCA 37

Knowingly take part in supply400gVG

MT 2y 6m

AT 1y 6m

ADincludes supply drug

Co-offender supplied drugs to undercover police officer on four occasions on behalf of A.  Low purity of drug suggesting unsophisticated operation.

Father of three children - good work history.

Virgin

(44)

[2000] NSWCCA 307

Supply

 

Sched:

4 x off

376.8g PG

MT 3y 9m

AT 1y 3m

AA

3y

NPP 2y 3m

appalling criminal record

A found in possession of methylamphetamines and 14.1g cannabis leaf.  Stole drugs from supplier.  Intoxicated at time of offences.  Objective criminality at lower end of continuum.

Assistance to police

George

(60)

[2002] NSWCCA 419

Knowingly take part in supply

 

Sched:

2 x knowingly take part in supply comm qty

850.4g

 

 

2,900 tablets

662g

PG

(25%)

4y

NPP 3y

ADminor record except for bribe public official

Involved in supplying drugs to courier sent from Perth with money - More than mere courier

Poor health

Kitchener

(47)

[2003] NSWCCA 134

Supply traff

Supply comm

224g

280g

PG

(20%)

8y

NPP 6y

AA only to adjust starting datesSexual offences and supply amphetamine offence – breached parole

Supplied to undercover operative on two occasions

Excellent prison records – Wife suffering ill health – 2 teenage boys – Financial stress

Fursey

[2004] NSWCCA 44

2 x Supply comm.

 

Sched: Possess firearm x 3

 

PG

(20%)

4y

NPP 3y

Crown AD Facts not stated

Shi

(19)

[2004] NSWCCA 135

Supply

 

Sched:
Possess false driver's licence

992.2g (pure)

PG

(25%)

4y

NPP 2y

Crown AA

6y

NPP 3y

Nil

SNPP 10 years

Found in possession of drugs – carrying drugs as favour for friend – to receive smaller amount to feed drug addiction and removal of debt

Prior good character – Remorse – Earliest guilty plea – good prospects of rehabilitation

Blair

(2005) 152 A Crim R 462

Supply371.3gVG

13y 4m

NPP 10y

AA

7y

NPP 5y 3m

No drug offences

SNPP 10 years

Drugs in freezer for 3 months but claimed ignorance as to content – claimed kept on behalf of friend – Low culpability

Health issues – low purity of drug in lower part of range.

Barkho

(26)

[2005] NSWCCA 211

Supply

 

Sched:

Possess

623 g

PG

(15%)

6y

NPP 4y

(backdated 6½ months)

AA

5y 3m

NPP 3y 6m

 

One – possession

Sale to undercover operative

Assyrian background - some employment – supportive family – heavy marijuana use

Mendez

(22)

(2005) 155 A Crim R 241

Supply

478.8g

(84% pure)

VG

4y

NPP 3y

Crown AA

8y

NPP 5y 6m

Nil

SNPP 10 years

Found in possession of methylamphetamine – more than courier – Involved in number of aspects of drug business

Prospects of rehabilitation – Drug addiction

Hockey

[2006] NSWCCA 146

Supply comm.

Supply indictable

Approx 560g over 2 weeks

PG

(50-60%)

3y 6m

NPP 2y

AD 

SNPP 10 years

Female – regular supplier – addiction – some element of commercial dealing

Confession of unknown guilt – suffering depression and PTSD

Sauer

[2006] NSWCCA 81

Supply

 

Sched:

Supply ecstasy

321.4g M

87 tabs E

PG

(10%)

6y

NPP 4y

AD Intermediate step in distribution of drug into community – High grade drug

Mulato

[2006] NSWCCA 282

Supply

 

Sched:

Supply ecstasy

520.1g

PG

(20%)

9y 7m 5d

NPP 6y

AA

8y

NPP 5y

Minor – not relevant.

SNPP 10 years

Drugs discovered by resort staff – Police contacted – Appellant observed to collect drugs – Apprehended and further drugs found in possession – Admitted drugs were for supply to club patrons in Western Sydney area.

Remorse – good rehabilitation prospects.

Do

[2008] NSWCCA 34

Supply497.4g

PG

(20%)

7y

NPP 4y

AA

6y 6m

NPP 3y 6m

Nil relevant

SNPP 10 years

Under surveillance, supplied drugs to T who supplied to undercover operative.

Appeal allowed on parity ground.

Martinelli

[2009] NSWCCA 175

Supply

 

Sched:

Supply drug; Possess drug

 

PG

(25%)

10y 6m

NPP 7y

ADKeeper of gaming house; drug supply

SNPP 10 years

Operated drug supply business with brother between October 2006 and September 2007 -  supplied to street users and other suppliers -  extremely active, extensive and sophisticated business – use of complex phone arrangements to avoid detection - mid to higher level drug supplier – supply for profit.

Sellars

(51)

[2010] NSWCCA 133

Supply

 

Sched:

4 drug offences

 

PG

(25%)

6y

NPP 3y

Crown AA

8y

NPP 5y

Long history – breached bail

SNPP 10 years

Operated drug supply business over four months – sold amphetamines and other drugs – 7 days a week and long hours

Dysfunctional childhood – partner with significant mental health problems

Radi

[2010] NSWCCA 265

 

[2013] NSWCCA 278

Supply991gVG

10y

NPP 7y

Conviction AD

 

 

 

 

Sentence AD

Not indicated

SNPP 10 years

Police surveillance witnessed drug transaction H hand over drugs to A – police found drugs in A's car – street value between $198,200 and $495,000.

Alliston

(18)

[2011] NSWCCA 281

Supply1,102.8gVG

7y

NPP 3y 6m

ADNil

SNPP 10 years

Drugs found in car offender travelling in with partner – limited role and not part of planning – assisted in packaging drugs – significantly below mid-range

Difficult and chaotic childhood – mental health issues – good prospects of rehabilitation

Paredes

[2012] NSWCCA 4

Knowingly take partApprox 1kg

PG

(late)

7y 6m

NPP 4y 6m

ADRecord

SNPP 10 years

Involved in arrangements made to supply approximately 1kg to undercover officer – financial problems

Good prospects of rehabilitation – drug and alcohol abuse

Lawson

[2012] NSWCCA 56

2 x Supply

 

Sched:

Prohibited weapon

Proceeds of crime

907.5g (M)

128g (E)

PG

9y

NPP 5y 6m

(concurrent)

ADBreached home detention

SNPP 10 years

Drugs found in home of offender – drug dealer – mid-level seriousness

Anderson

[2012] NSWCCA 175

Supply350-400g

PG

(12.5%)

3y 4m

NPP 9m 15d

Crown ADnil

SNPP 10 years

Female – part of drug syndicate - role was to sell drugs supplied by DE to others and to act on DE's instructions about further supply -  role included washing drug to improve its poor quality and depositing money into bank accounts of DE and others - ongoing course of conduct representing three transactions – over 2 month period - knowledgeable role in syndicate.

Quantity towards bottom of range.

Prior good character - Drug addiction. Rehabilitation.

Jeffery

(33)

[2012] NSWCCA 36

Knowingly take part in supply

 

Knowingly deal with proceeds of crime

2 Driving offences

513.9gPG

8y

NPP 5y

 

(concurrent sentences)

ADRecord – breached bond

SNPP 10 years

Drugs found in liquid form in bottle in storage shed – offender observed by police dealing with bottle – $46,700 found at home of offender

Member of bikie gang

Boyd

[2013] NSWCCA 52

Supply893gVG

7y 6m

NPP 4y

Conviction AD.

AA

Only to allow for sentence to be backdated to allow for custodial history.

 

SNPP 10 years

Supplied drugs to H – under police surveillance.

Abbas

 

 

 

 

Bodiotis

 

 

 

 

 

Amoun

 

[2013] NSWCCA 115

2 x supply

 

Sched:

4 offences

 

2 x Aid and Abet Supply

 

Sched:

3 offences

 

2 x Supply

 

Sched:

3 offences

500g

372g

284g

182g

995g

2,5000 tabs E

PG

(25%)

 

 

 

PG

(25%)

 

 

 

 

 

PG

(35% plea and assist on app)

8y

NPP 5y

 

 

 

9y 3m

NPP 6y 3m

 

 

 

 

 

9y 6m

NPP 6y 6m

AD

 

 

 

 

AD

 

 

 

 

 

 

AA

8y 2m

NPP 5y 7m

Minor

 

 

 

 

Breached suspended sentence

SNPP 10 years

Abbas and Amoun involved in drug syndicate run by Amoun's brother from prison – large amounts of drugs sourced and supplied in both NSW and Victoria – Bodiotos purchased drugs from syndicate

Abbas – independent middleman with significant role – remorse and prospects of rehabilitation – suffering schizophrenia

Bodiotis – purchased drugs for financial gain, personal use and gambling addiction

Amoun – element of duress - assistance

AB

(52)

[2013] NSWCCA 160

Supply comm qty

Supply less than comm qty

 

Sched:

6 drug offences

296.9g (79%)

192g (80%)

PG

(35% plea and assist)

7y 6m

NPP 5y 5m

 

Total:

8y 3m

NPP 6y 2m

AA

To make minor adjustment for PSC

Old drug offences

SNPP 10 years

In business of supplying drugs over period of time – supplied drugs to police informant – commercial quantity of drugs found in premises – also found in possession of money connected to drug offending

35% discount for guilty plea and assistance – Muldrock error but no lesser sentence warranted

Orchard

(54)

[2013] NSWCCA 342

Supply comm qty

 

612gVG

15y 6m

NPP 10y 5m

ADyes

SNPP 10 years

Business run by A to a regular network of clients – sourced drugs from particular persons.

Difficult childhood – drug abuse – mental health

Sinkovich

(54)

[2014] NSWCCA 97

Knowingly take part in supply

Supply comm qty

27.2g

443.8g

VG

4y

NPP 2y

 

13y

NPP 9y

 

Total:

14y

NPP 10y

AA

(on second count)

10y

NPP 7y 6m

 

Total:

11y

NPP 8y 6m

Nil significant

SNPP 10 years

Arranged for supply of drugs to co-offender who sold drugs to undercover officer – slight above co-offender in hierarchy – business of drug dealing

Muldrock error

Kemp

(47)

[2014] NSWCCA 153

Supply comm qty

 

Agree supply

Supply

2 related offences

 

Sched:

supply

proceeds

446.7g

 

140g

3.24g

PG

10%

9y

NPP 6y

 

Total:

11y

NPP 8y

AA

(parity)

5y

NPP 3y

 

Total:

7y

NPP 5y

Some priors – not serious

SNPP 10 years

Supplied drugs to co-offender who supplied to undercover police officer – on appeal rejected argument that appellant's role more serious – not linear relationship

Destitute

Hamzy

(54)

[2014] NSWCCA 223

2 x Supply

 

Sched:

5 related offences

372g

995g

PG

(see facts)

9y 6m

NPP 7y

ADSupply large commercial qty heroin

SNPP 10 years

Part of criminal organisation run by son who was prisoner in Lithgow Gaol – sourced drugs for supply on two occasions – helped in arranging delivery to Melbourne and recouping money – involved for limited time

Combined discount for guilty plea and assistance of 30% - not 25% for guilty plea

Sant

[2014] NSWCCA 261

Supply comm qty500gPG

9y

NPP 6y

ADDrug offences

SNPP 10 years

Supplied to D on 9 occasions - undercover police operation -  More than 500g supplied to undercover officer for total sum of $210,500 - purity ranged from 27 to 72 per cent.

Ill-health.

Nguyen

(32)

[2015] NSWCCA 209

2 x supply

 

Supply pseudoephedrine

244.5g

977g

 

89.3g

PG

(17.5%)

Agg Sentence

11y 4m

NPP 8y

 

(12.5% discount for plea)

AA

Agg Sentence

10y 9m

NPP 7y 7m

 

(17.5% discount for plea)

 

SNPP 10 years

Involved in supplies of drugs from Perth to Sydney – major drug dealer of reasonably large quantities

Female – Vietnamese – mother to three children – remorse – reasonable prospects of rehabilitation

Error in discount for guilty plea

Riggio

[2015] NSWCCA 223

2 x supply

 

Sched:

Supply propoxyphene

403.4g

450g

 

410.5g

PG

(15-20%)

Agg Sentence:

 

10y

NPP 6y 8m

ADDrug offences

SNPP 10 years

Principal in small drug supply network – organised for co-offender to purchase drugs from supplier in Melbourne  - two months later supplied drugs to same supplier

Medical condition

B

(41)

[2015] NSWCCA 314

Supply999.6g

PG

(combined 60%)

3y 6m

NPP 2y

ADFraud, driving

SNPP 10 years

Supply to undercover police officer – A's role was as an essential conduit between purchaser and supplier – motivated by desire to help out a man who he thought was a friend.

Remorse.

Williams

[2016] NSWCCA 68

2 x supply

 

Larceny alcohol

 

Sched:

Destroy MV by fire

432.9g

453g (offer)

PG

(25%)

 

VG

offer offence

AGG

8y 6m

NPP 5y

ADRecord – no detail

SNPP 10 years

Supplied drugs to police source of five separate occasions over several weeks – agreed to supply drugs on later occasions – set fire to car of male acquaintance in retaliation for assistance given to estranged partner

Kennedy

(41)

[2016] NSWCCA 187

Supply337g

PG

(25%)

5y

NPP 3y 9m

AA

5y

NPP 3y 4m

Driving, possess drugs

SNPP 10 years

Supplied drugs to undercover police officer – part of controlled operation.

CCA – special circumstances - rehabilitation

Leffley

[2016] NSWCCA 243

2 x supply

 

s.166 Cert:

3 x Possess drugs

 

Amphet - 922.9g

 

Methylamp - 250g

PG

(25%)

8y 6m

NPP 4y 6m

ADNil

SNPP 10 years

Drugs located during police search of A's car – role well above street-level courier, played an important role in distribution of a significant quantity of drugs - courier motivated by habit and drug debt, rather than motivated purely for profit - offences below mid-range.

Rehabilitation - remorse

Kremisis

(49)

[2016] NSWCCA 257

3 x supply Meth

 

Sched:

7 offences

325.45g

677.7g

566g

PG

(25%)

13y 6m

NPP 8y 5m

AA

10y 9m

NPP 6y 9m

Minor

SNPP 10 years

Involved in business of supplying drugs in NSW and ACT over 7 months – far beyond street level – slightly above mid-range

Parity on appeal – poor health – evidence of rehabilitation efforts in gaol

 

 

 

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