Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 187 (Sep)
Neutral Citation: [2002] EWCA Crim 2162
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Astill and Roderick Evans JJ

Representation Ian Lawrie (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 27 September 2002


Sentencing - Conspiracy to supply cannabis resin - Custodial sentence - Disparity with co-defendants - Whether sentence consonant with role in conspiracy.

The Case

Since there was evidence upon which the judge was entitled to conclude that the defendant had been one of the main organisers of a conspiracy to supply cannabis resin, a sentence of 12 years' imprisonment was not objectionable although his co-defendants received lesser sentences.

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