||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 38 (Apr)
|| EWCA Crim 781
||Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Hallett J and Sir Charles Mantell
||Michael Clare (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the appellant.
||15 March 2005
Sentencing - Possession of Class A and C drugs - Custodial sentence - Appropriate sentence.
The defendant pleaded guilty to possession of Class A and C drugs, comprising 2,396 Ecstasy tablets and 997 grams of cannabis resin, and was sentenced to four and a half years' imprisonment concurrent to a sentence of 12 months' imprisonment. While the sentence imposed was within the bracket available for an offence of possession of that quantity of Class A drugs taking into account the defendant's previous good character and his conduct after sentence a more lenient sentence would be appropriate. An appropriate sentence would be three and a half years' imprisonment to be served concurrent to the sentence of 12 months' imprisonment.
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