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



Drugs - Pseudoephedrine - Possess to Manufacture Prohibited Drug

s.24A(1)(a) Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act 1985 (NSW)

A person who has possession of … a precursor … intended by the person for use in the manufacture or production, by that person or another person, of a prohibited drug is guilty of an offence

s.33AB - Penalty 10 years

(age if known)

OffenceAmountPleaOriginal SentenceAppealRecordFacts

J Cousins



P Cousins



(2002) 132 A Crim R 444


s.24A39 packets – 71.28g






3y 2m

NPP 1y 8m


2y 8m

NPP 1y 4m

ADNil relevant

Married couple undertook trip south from Queensland to purchase pseudoephedrine on behalf of third person – aware drugs would be used to manufacture methylamphetamines – not isolated incident – criminality not small

Poor health – good prospects of rehabilitation



[2007] NSWCCA 326


500 cartons codrals


15 cartons Sudafed



4y 6m

NPP 3y



NPP 2y

Minor drug offences

Offered to supply medication containing pseudoephedrine – no evidence as to amount of methylamphetamine that could have been produced – financial gain

Drug and alcohol addiction

Last Updated: 25/5/2017