||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 169 (Feb)
|| EWCA Crim 2579
||Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Newman and Owen JJ
||Roy Headlam (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
||1 October 2004
Sentencing - Possession of Class A drug with intent to supply - Custodial sentence - Duration of sentence manifestly excessive.
Following his arrest as an illegal immigrant the defendant was found to be in possession of 685, two mobile phones and a gold cigarette case that contained 25 wraps of crack cocaine. There was no other evidence of any greater scale of commercial dealing. Taking into account sentencing guidelines, the limited facts disclosed in the case and the defendant's late plea the sentence of six years' imprisonment was manifestly excessive. A sentence of four years' imprisonment would be substituted for the sentence of six years' imprisonment.
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