This table is intended to be used as a guide only. Individual cases should be read if they are to be relied upon
Pham(26)NSW CCA 3.4.1990
Crown AD.Manifestly inadequate, but exercised discretion. Factors
included late filing of appeal
39 foils of heroin found. Had purchased 5g and divided into 55 foils, sold
some. In business for 4 months. $977 cash located.Prior good character –
MargaronisNSW CCA 20.12.1990
MT 18mAT 6m
Actively engaged in enterprise of assisting in sale of heroin
2 x Supply
0.08g and sales over two months
MT 2y 6mAT 10m
Found in possession of heroin – Admitted intended to give drug away to female
for sex – Admitted selling heroin over preceding 2 months at $3-400 per day.
PelosaNSW CCA 12.2.1991
Light and stale
AAMT 1y 9mAT 7m
Found in possession of heroin - Sold to long-term users, to fund his habit –
Used paging device.Impressive evidence of rehabilitation.
Leslie(37)(1991) 55 A Crim R 68
Extensive drug related – breached bail
Crown AAMT 18mAT 18m
Found in possession of spoons, syringes and glucodin – intending to sell to
junkiesAboriginal – evidence of rehabilitation
BianchiNSW CCA 6.3.1991
MT 3yAT 12m
AAMT 2yAT 12m
Found dividing white powder on silver foil. Second foil found. $500 under the
bed. Female injecting heroin. Purchased heroin on behalf of friends.Matter
could have been dealt with summarily.
Thompson(34)NSW CCA 4.4.1991
Many drug related convictions at Local Court: not serious.
500h CSO18m GBB
Crown AD. Sentence inadequate, but discretion exercised not to intervene
because of rehabilitation
Found in possession of 3.69g – Involved in supply over preceding month – also
found in possession of $8,755 and paraphernalia
Coulstock(35)NSW CCA 9.4.1991
Recent drug matters – Breached bail
MT 3yAT 1y
Found in possession of heroin and $800 cash – deemed supply
Eldaghl(35)NSW CCA 11.4.1991
18 PD$5,000 fine
Crown AAMT 9mAT 3m
Supply for profit. 2.7g found in possession with $300 cash. Admitted selling
that day. Search of premises found 6.4g. Systematic dealer in small
Supply3 x Supply2 x Supply
on bail for supplyminor drugsnil
FT 1y2y PD5y recog$2,500 fine500h
Crown AAMT 3yAT 1yMT 2yAT 6mMT 15mAT 4m
T arranged to sell $2,500 worth of Heroin. Aborted.T and V - supply of
.66g of 35.5% pure heroinT, V & C - supply of 8.7g of glucose.In
furtherance of substantial commercial enterpriseT was a drug addict, but
others had little in the way of subjective features. C was principal, with
previous drug convictions.
Hawkins(33)NSW CCA 12.9.1991
Prior conviction for drug possession
MT 12mAT 4m
Admitted purchasing 5g and having sold 2 deals for $250 – Dealing at retail
end of trade.Female drug addict with unfortunate background.
RossNSW CCA 18.10.1991
MT 4yAT 6m
Found in car with heroin – Sentenced as drug dealer.Sentence heavy but
Dishonesty offences – Breached parole.
AAMT 2yAT 8m
Sold one foil on the street for $150 to undercover police officer – Has
possession of second foil
IanculescuNSW CCA 5.12.1991
MT 12mAT 3m
Found in possession of 36 foils. Small time commercial dealer over several
Taylor(36)NSW CCA 21.4.1992
6 x $50 deals per day over 65 days
lengthy but only drug offence was administer amphet.
FT 6m(+1m PSC)
Crown AAFT 15m
Sold approx. 6 x $50 deals per day over 65 days. Police purchased eight
deals, 0.04-0.09g. Supporting own habit.
MullerNSW CCA 21.5.1992
Admitting purchasing heroin and proposing to sell. Heroin addict. Told by
police that he would be given immunity from prosecution if he assisted. After
giving some information offer withdrawn, putting him in serious jeopardy.
BardoNSW CCA 14.7.1992
no drugs. Gaol for stealing
400h CSO$980 forfeit
Sold for $980. Supply of relatively small amount on one occasion. Isolated
Canli(34)NSW CCA 3.8.1992
3 x Supply
On bail and bond. Prior drugs
MT 2y 3mAT 9m
26 foils found in water bed and 6 foils found in wallet. Admission to selling
Greer(50)(1992) 62 A Crim R 442
Supply to undercover police officer. Sold for $2,400.
Fabian(1993) 64 A Crim R 365
prior convictions for supply heroin - on recog at time of offence
Crown AD(inadequate but discretion applied)
Heroin found in flat - admitted it would be passed on for $500 – in business
of trafficking - user and supplier.Heroin addiction - evidence of
rehabilitation - lengthy delay
Jordan(22)NSW CCA 16.2.1993
Knowingly take part in supply
Minor driving offences
Co-accused carried drug internally. A was financier. $1,900. Prospect of
MT 5yAT 1y
AAMT 4y 3mAT 1y 9m
Found by police in caravan, with heroin packaged in bags. Found other items
consistent with dealing. Medical problems.
8 x Supply
6y 2mNPP 2y 6m
AAto include backdateMT 6y 2mAT 2y 6m
Active supplier in small quantities.
MT 1y 6mAT 6m
Observed by police removing heroin from laneway.
Possession of drugs in foils – selling for financial gain
bad record, included use and possession
MT 1yAT 1y
Sold 5.0g and further 2.11g found at house. Supplied to support habit
MT 4yAT 16m
Sentenced six months earlier for supply heroin – Sold to undercover police
officer on separate occasions.
Deemed supply – Supplied for financial gainMarried with 5 children – Good
MT 10mAT 12m
Acted as middleman for supply. Strong prospects of rehabilitation.
Sandford(48)(1994) 72 A Crim R 160
MT 5yAT 1y 8m
AAMT 2y 1m 27dAT 10m 3d[time served]
Drugs found in shirt pocket on arrest – intended to hand to female. Isolated
incident. Senior Detective an aggravating feature.
AAAccepted sentence within range but exceptional circumstances of delay
and rehabilitation10m PD
Heroin found in car when pulled up – Deemed supply.Lengthy delay –
married with 2 children
Knowingly concerned in supply2 x SupplySched:Possess Hemp
MT 4yAT 3y
Transaction with undercover police over five month period. Judge accepted
they were isolated incidents, and A was a runner in two transactions, and the
principal in the other.
ThreadgateNSW CCA 4.8.1994
long andserious, cannabis
AASpecial circumstancesMT 13mAT 11m
Actual supply of 1 gram – found in possession of 25g - Admitted dealing over
previous six months: 50-100 supplies. Motivated by need for money.Mother of
heroin addict. Distressing medical history. Remorse and unlikely to reoffend.
SupplySched:2 x supply cannabisKnowingly take part in
MT 2y 6mAT 18mMT 2yAT 18m
Listening device in house captured many sales over one month. Total of heroin
mentioned was 26.21g. Addicts, supplying to established users to feed own habit.
Herring(34)NSW CCA 2.12.1994
No goal. Possess & dishonesty
Found in car when pulled over. Judge incorrectly sentenced on the basis that
money found was related to drug supplying.
on bond for supply heroin
Drug found on A.
Gaol for import drug
AAMT 3yAT 2y
Small street dealer supplying to feed own addiction
SupplySched:Related drug offences
1/2g a day
Supply over two months to support own habit.
Nil but on bail for drug offence
MT 18mAT 1y
Supply to woman in answer to pager. Observed by police. Canister with 20
packets of heroin found on person
2 x SupplySched:Use heroin
On parole for conspire to import
MT 6yAT 2y
AAMT 4y 6mAT 1y 6m
Undercover operative involved. Supplied 15g, and negotiations for 100g
commenced but not continued. 3.6g found on person upon arrest. Not isolated
MT 15mAT 15m
Found in possession of heroin – agreed to supplyFemale A, adult son and
two school aged girls.
Observed by nearby occupant retrieving drugs from park.
4 x Supply
MT 7y 10.5mAT 2y
First offence involved supply to undercover officer - Three later offences
committed on bail – supply to undercover police officer – Principal in detailed
MT 1y 10wAT 2y
Police undercover operation. Actual supply of small amount (not stated) and
later transaction relating to over 28g. Knowledge of drug sceneSubstantial
discount for assistance.
Detected by police telephone surveillance - 64 transactions – Supplied to
friends to support habit.Wife also convicted but received CSO to care for
very sick child.
PackovskiNSW CCA 27.3.1997
bond for assault
0.42g found in car; 2.6g found in restaurant. Orders via mobile phone during
police search. Obviously heroin dealer. Not a drug user.
AAMT 12mAT 12m
Heroin found at flat, with other items consistent with dealing. Running
profitable drug business of some size for some time.
MT 3y 9mAT 1y 3m
AAMT 2yAT 1y
Small time dealing, supporting own habits.SJ sentenced incorrectly on
basis of commercial quantity.
significant - bribery and drugs.
MT 12mAT 2y
Observed by police supplying to user. Heroin found on person wrapped in 26
foils. Active dealer in Kings Cross area. Good rehabilitation.
long - mostly dishonesty and drivingon licence for murder
AAMT 2y 6mAT 18m
Heroin found at premises, with items consistent with dealing. Supplied to
person. Engaged in supply on commercial basisSeverely disadvantaged
minor drug matters
MT 12mAT 12m
Observed by police at home dividing up heroin. Admitted packaged H intending
to sell – drug trafficker
SJ told no priors. In fact on GBB at time of offence.
Police search of car found heroin with street value of $6,600. Admitted he
had bought heroin in Cabramatta with intention of selling it in Canberra. Had
done this previously with $3,000 worth of heroin.
MT 2yAT 1y
AA(assistance raised 30%)MT 16mAT 8m
Under surveillance over two weeks. Cut up H with wife to make 36 deals. Most
H used by A and wife - some supplied to friends.
on bond for drug matters
MT 2yAT 2y
Observed supplying by police. When apprehended seen to throw heroin under
car, and more found on person. Scales, money and 2.55g (possess charge) found in
house. Sole trader selling at retail end of market.
Ma(35)(1999) 107 A Crim R 252
supply heroin - custody, on parole
MT 3y 6mAT 1y
AAMT 2y 6mAT 1y 6m
Police found 0.03g heroin on A as he was entering club. Remaining heroin
found in car.Co-operated with authorities, contrition, drug counselling.
SupplySched:2 x supply
Dishonesty and drug offences – breached recog
MT 2yAT 1y 6m
AAMT 1y 6mAT 1y
Supplied to undercover operative small quantities on three occasions for
$40-50 a deal. Street dealer in Nimbin. Supplied addictsOn appeal found
insufficient allowance made for fact that matter could have been prosecuted in
Davis(41)NSW CCA 10.7.2000
4 x SupplySched:8 offences
extensive - on recognisance and bail at time of offences
MT 3yAT 3y
Found in possession of 5.36g heroin and admitted to selling small amounts
($400) to support habit. 6 months later found again in possession of 5.43g
heroin and admitted to selling ($50). Part of ongoing supplyError in not
finding only portion of heroin in possession for purpose of supply
Pavlov(50)NSW CCA 12.2.2001
no prior prison - complied with previous recognisance
AA3y 6mNPP 2y 6m
Supplied heroin to undercover police officer over five occasions.Supplied
to support long term addiction; approached by undercover police officer; small
amount of heroin involved; drug would not have reached general community;
suffering from mental disorder.
Moussa(30)NSW CCA 19.2.2001
27g (71% pure)
Dishonesty and driving offences
Purchased drug for use by self and wife – Similar offence committed several
weeks earlier – Not a dealer.
Nguyen(27)NSW CCA 6.4.2001
SupplySched:7 unrelated offences
Found in possession of heroin when car stopped for driving
offences.Rehabilitation from drug addiction.
Giurgis(24)NSW CCA 11.4.2001
minor record - no drug offences
Found in possession of drugs in car after being observed selling – not
isolated.Sold drugs to support drug addiction - rehabilitation contrition -
good prospects of employment.
HuynhNSW CCA 29.6.2001
Female offender. Under police surveillance of A’s son, A was seen throwing
heroin in balloons from her vehicle. Assisting sonDeprived background, poor
physical and mental health. CCA found special circumstances.
Mousallem(32)NSW CCA 14.12.2001
lengthy record including drug offences - on licence at time offence committed
Found in possession of heroin and selling paraphernalia.Traumatic and
disruptive childhood in war ravaged Lebanon - need for extended
supervisionHeavy but appropriate in view of circumstances.
Le(19)NSW CCA 29.5.2002
none for drugs
3y 6mNPP 2y
Drugs found in house
Kostadinovic(21)NSW CCA 28.2.2003
4 x Knowingly take part in supplySched:7 offences
6.8g (8%)6.7g (10%)6.8g (12%)13.9g (9.5%)13.4g
3yNPP 1y 10m
Involved with co-offender (dealt with for s.25A) in multiple supplies of
heroin - Police intercepted thousands of drug related phone calls in one month -
Co-offender principal offenderDisturbed background - Serbian - Sent money to
mother suffering breast cancer - Remorse - Depression
Vo(25)NSW CCA 2.5.2003
Knowingly take part2 x Supply
Breached bond for similar offence
3y 6mNPP 2y 2m
Sold drugs to undercover operativeVietnamese – Drug addiction resulting
from breakdown in marriage
Nguyen(26)NSW CCA 30.11.2004
3 x SupplySched:5 offences
Minor – third offences committed on bail
5yNPP 3y 6m
Observed selling $50 deal – on arrest found in possession of foils and rock –
while on bail found in possession of heroin
5yNPP 3y 6m5yNPP 3y 6m(concurrent sentences)
Husband (L) and wife (N) involved in commercial dealings selling heroin – not
2 x SupplySched:GIC
Not stated, <16g
Drug related but nothing since 1991
4yNPP 2y 6m
Hairdresser and supplied heroin from business to 3 co-offenders, who on-sold
– co-offenders pleaded to s 25A – controlled operation – parityUnlikely to
re-offend – good prospects – drug addiction – remorse – 20% discount – health
problems and carer for elderly mother
Kdouh(28)NSW CCA 27.4.2006
VG (see facts)
Breached parole – significant record for supply
Convicted at trial for s.25A – admitted transactions – runner and user
Hourigan(37)NSW CCA 5.6.2006
Record for possession and violence
3yNPP 1y 9m
Low level dealer – Part of larger organisation – Supplied to undercover
police officerSignificant drug addiction
Lu(32)NSW CCA 16.3.2007
Lengthy – typical drug addict – breached conditional liberty
4y 8mNPP 3y 7m
Deemed supply – found at house – dealing in drugs
Kentwell(36)NSW CCA 12.4.2007
2y 6mNPP 16m
Runner for highly organised Kings Cross business – 10-15g over 21
daysDifficult childhood – addiction - Rehabilitation
JaskierskiNSW CCA 19.6.2007
5y 6mNPP 3y 6m
Involved in supplying drugs to female offender who sold them from house
MeagerNSW CCA 31.8.2009
Possess drugs; DUI. On bond.
Police surveillance revealed A purchased drugs from NCV then supply to other
persons – 14 separate supplies in one month.Drug addiction.
NSW CCA 
NPP 1y 3m
Found in possession of drugs packaged for
sale – street dealer
Offence could have been dealt with in Local
Court – rehabilitation – history of addiction – genuine remorse
Female – transported drugs from third
person to co-offender for supply to undercover officer – not isolated incidents
- trafficking in substantial degree