4 years imprisonment suspended after 9 months for trafficking methamphetamine

On 7 January 2016 the Queensland Police Service executed a search warrant at the Waltzing Matilda Motel in Margate. Our client was present and police located over an ounce (28g) of methylamphetamine distributed throughout the apartment, and a significant quantity of money.

She was charged with possessing a schedule 1 drug in excess of schedule 3 and was released on bail. The maximum penalty for possessing dangerous drugs in excess of schedule 4 but less than schedule 4, and whilst drug addicted, is 20 years imprisonment.

On 25 February 2016, our client was intercepted by the Queensland Police Service. She was located with a large sum of cash, and a further 5 grams of methylamphetamine. Our client’s mobile phone was seized and its contents were downloaded. Our client was charged with trafficking in dangerous drugs. The maximum penalty for trafficking in dangerous drugs is 25 years imprisonment.

The allegations included:
– Our client was selling large quantities of methamphetamine of up to an ounce per day;
– She made sales of up to $1,000.00 per day.
– Our client had an extensive list of customers;
– Our client was offending on bail for serious drug offending and continued to offend.
Following negotiations with the DPP, our client entered a plea of guilty and received a 4 year term of imprisonment, suspended after 9 months in custody. Our client was released on the day of sentence. This was an excellent result considering the circumstances including the wholesale nature of the offending and the quantity of dangerous drugs involved.

If you are interested in our criminal lawyers acting on your behalf, please call Alan Phillips on 3009 8469/0403 846 238 or Nicholas Crawford on 3009 8467/0410 413 107.

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