Operation Lima Garnish commenced in April of 2013 and targeted persons involved in the trafficking of dangerous drugs in Australia. Stored Communications, Telephone Intercepts and Surveillance methods were used throughout the operation.
As a result of this investigation, our client was charged with the serious offence of Trafficking in Dangerous Drugs, namely methylamphetamine and cannabis for an extensive period.
Trafficking in dangerous drugs carries a maximum penalty of 25 years imprisonment.
The matter was listed for a Committal Hearing. Following lengthy negotiations with the Director of Public Prosecutions, the initial Trafficking Charge of Cannabis and Methylamphetamine was substituted with (7) Counts of Supply of Cannabis.
The offence of supplying the dangerous drug, cannabis carries a maximum penalty of 15 years imprisonment.
Our client was sentenced to 12 months probation with no conviction recorded.
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