Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 495 (Oct)
Neutral Citation: [2002] EWCA Crim 2371
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Pitchers and Treacy JJ

Representation Ian McIvor (instructed by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 4 October 2002


Sentencing - Custodial sentence - Duration - Possession of a Class A drug with intent to supply.

The Case

A sentence of ten years' imprisonment on a conviction for possession of a ClassA drug, namely heroin with a street value of 17,500, was excessive given the amount of drugs involved and that the defendant had not been involved in importation of drugs. Accordingly, the sentence would be reduced to one of eight years' imprisonment.

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