Financial Gain is not an Aggravating Factor in Drug Supply Cases

Man Acquitted Due to Lack of Evidence of a Joint Criminal Enterprise

Judge Applies Outdated Principle When Sentencing for Drug Supply

Courts Can Only Backdate for Time Spent In Prison for the Sentenced Offence

Financial Gain is not an Aggravating Factor in Drug Supply Cases

By Sydney Criminal Lawyers - Published 22/01/2019

By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim On 12 May 2014, Huang Enhua negotiated a deal to supply 15 kilograms of ephedrine for a price of $80,000 a gram. Unbeknownst to Mr Huang, he’d arranged to supply the $1.2 million worth of the methamphetamine precursor to an undercover police officer. The two men met in a… 

Man Acquitted Due to Lack of Evidence of a Joint Criminal Enterprise

By Sydney Criminal Lawyers - Published 15/01/2019

By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim On 20 October 2012, three boxes containing 5,939 grams of methamphetamine arrived in Sydney from the United States. Said to contain clothing, the consignment was received by FedEx International Security and was addressed to a Mr Peter Suca, the operations manager at Esprit Toll in Lidcombe. Two days later… 

Judge Applies Outdated Principle When Sentencing for Drug Supply

By Sydney Criminal Lawyers - Published 07/01/2019

By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim On 17 May 2013, Elle Daher made arrangements via text to meet Ms Borton at the café he owned to provide her with two “more sandwich platters”. Upon leaving the café, Ms Borton was stopped by police officers, who found 2.3 grams of cocaine in her possession. After the… 

Courts Can Only Backdate for Time Spent In Prison for the Sentenced Offence

By Sydney Criminal Lawyers - Published 31/12/2018

By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim On 3 March 2014, Nathan Rodgers arranged to supply one kilogram of cocaine to two men. Unbeknownst to Mr Rodgers, he was the subject of a covert police operation. One of the buyers was a civilian participant and the other was an undercover police officer. The three men and…