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Supply Cocaine - Commercial Quantity

s.25(2) Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act 1985 (NSW) - supply prohibited drug (commercial quantity)

s.33(2) Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act 1985 (NSW) - maximum penalty 20y

Commercial quantity – 250g

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

Case
(age if known)

OffenceAmountPleaSentenceAppealRecordFacts

Dursan

(43)

(2000) 111 A Crim R 460

Supply comm

 

Sched:

3 related offences

990g

PG

 

5y

NPP 2y 6m

 

(37.5% discount for assist)

Crown AA

5y

NPP 3y 6m

Importing drug offences

Informed police informant could obtain cocaine through offender's pizza shop – provided several samples – arrested shortly after third person brought cocaine to shop and showed informant

Provided some assistance

CN

(16)

[2001] NSWCCA 100

Supply comm

 

 

Supply comm qty heroin

 

Sched:

GIC

400g

 

 

629g

PG

3y 6m

NPP 18m

 

3y 6m

NPP 18m

(concurrent)

AD Acted as courier for much older offender in organised dealing of drugs – provided some assistance – also found in possession of $48,000

Liu

[2003] NSWCCA 65

Supply comm

 

Sched:

3 offences

Almost 500gPG

5y

NPP 3y

ADnil

Arrested in course of surveillance operation – cocaine found at house – scales carrying cocaine traces also found

Poly drug abuse – sought to challenge plea on appeal

Denholm

(37)

[2005] NSWCCA 30

 

Co-offender

PURDIE

Supply comm505.5gVG

6y

NPP 4y

AA

6y

NPP 3y 7m

nil

Took delivery of drugs on behalf of principal after paying co-offender – courier – travelled interstate for purpose of pick up – criminality less than co-offender

Prior good character – appeal allowed to bring proportion of head sentence to NPP in line with co-offender

Purdie

(28)

[2005] NSWCCA 15

 

Co-offender:

DENHOLM

Knowingly take part in supply comm505.5g

PG

(14%)

5y 9m

NPP 4y

 

(+ 6m PSC)

6y 3m

NPP 4y 6m

AA

5y 9m

NPP 3y 3m

 

(+ 6m PSC)

6y 3m

NPP 3y 9m

Minor record – no drug offences

Sold drugs on one occasion - role was to find vendor, negotiate financial aspect, receive and pass on money

Long history of drug addiction

Dang

(24)

[2005] NSWCCA 430

Supply comm

 

Sched:

possess

983gPG

6y 6m

NPP 4y

Crown AA

9y

NPP 5y

Breached s.10 bond – no other offences

SNPP – 10 years

Calls arranging supply of drugs intercepted by police – subsequently found in possession of cocaine and 1.67g methylamphetamine – more than mere courier – 82.5% purity – single instance of supply – below mid-range

Drug addiction – remorse – good prospects of rehabilitation

Yassine

(26)

[2008] NSWCCA 139

Supply comm

 

Sched:

6 offences

495.1gPG

7y

NPP 3y 6m

AD 

SNPP – 10 years

Supplied drugs over three months on four occasions – actual supplies totally 383.1g – further agreement to supply 112g

Prior good character

Tapai

(56)

[2009] NSWCCA 246

Supply comm657.3g

PG

(15%)

9y

NPP 5y 6m

(from JIRS Summary)

ADSupply in 1995

SNPP – 10 years

Female offender – found in possession of drugs after being observed liaising with other persons, arranging for someone to sample drug, confirming with supplier that product be tested and that she could proceed with transaction and negotiating with various people – equal participant with partner – mid level offence

Poor mental and physical health - remorse

Burns

(53)

[2010] NSWCCA 279

Supply comm

 

Money laundering

 

Money laundering

251.1g

PG

(25%)

6y 9m

NPP 4y 9m

 

FT 2y

 

FT 6m

 

Total:

8y

NPP 6y

ADRecord including drug offences

SNPP – 10 years

Found in possession of drugs in nine plastic bags – also found in possession of $2350 and $15,000 – offences planned and organised and for financial gain – mid range seriousness

Parris

[2013] NSWCCA 5

Supply comm

 

Sched:

6 offences

707.2g

PG

(12.5%)

6y 1m 15d

NPP 2y 6m

AD 

SNPP – 10 years

Drugs and cash found in home of offender

Williams

(55)

[2014] NSWCCA 57

Supply comm

 

Sched:

Add drug offences

392.7g

PG

(40% for plea and assist)

6y

NPP 3y 9m

ADSmall record for drug offences

SNPP – 10 years

Sold to undercover police officer on six occasions over 3.5 months – selling on behalf of friend – rewarded with small amounts of cocaine for personal use – more than street runner

History of employment – long term drug and alcohol user – mental and physical health issues

Sponberg

(42)

[2017] NSWCCA 120

Supply comm

 

 

 

Possess firearm

 

Sched:

4 offences

377.64g

PG

(25%)

6y 6m

NPP 3y 10m

 

 

2y

NPP 15m (concurrent)

AA

5y 3m

NPP 3y 6m

 

2y

NPP 15m (concurrent)

Nil

SNPP – 10 years

Supplied to undercover police operative on 5 occasions – motivated by profit.

Good character – remorse - depressive illness - good prospects rehabilitation

Trejos

[2017] NSWCCA 122

3 x Supply comm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deal with proceeds of crime

 

Sched:

2 x supply

499g

 

 

498g

 

 

498.67g

PG

(25%)

7y

NPP 4y

 

7y 6m

NPP 4y

 

8y 6m

NPP 4y 6m

 

FT 4y

 

Total:

11y

NPP 7y

ADOverseas record for drug offences.

SNPP – 10 years

Police surveillance - offender received drugs from overseas through the post – communicated with H in Australia who would then find a buyer – was "up-line" supplier to H – would receive payments after supplies completed -  intimate knowledge of arrangements H made with others, even if did not know identity of purchaser - mid-range objective seriousness - principal – vital role, supplying to H and also collecting drugs when they arrived in Australia.

Offences for financial gain.

Last updated: 4.9.2017

 

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