Netts  2 Cr App R (S) 11790kg of cannabis resin in 24 packages. D acting as courier. No pre-cons. 5 Years.
Chatfield (1983) 5 Cr App R (S) 2892kg cannabis. G plea. 30 months.
Hill (1988) 10 Cr App R (S) 150Dealing cannabis from home earning £100pw. G plea. Dealing small amounts to a large amount of people. 21 months.
Freeman  2 Cr App R (S) 224G Plea to possession of cannabis with intent to supply a serving prisoner in prison. No related pre cons. 15 months.
Donovan  1 Cr App R (S) 16Possession of 409gm cannabis with intent to supply. G plea. Good character. 6 months.
NB Section 110 PCC(S)A 2000 minimum 7 years for 3rd Class A since 30.9.97.
The leading case on sentencing is R v Aramah (as amended and edited).The minimum sentence for possession of Class A with intent should be 3 years. But see R v Singh (Satvir) 10 Cr App R (S) 402 which raised the minimum guideline to 5 years.
Afonso  1 Cr App R (S) 560 (Guideline Case)Out of work, young addicts, no pre cons, dealing to fund their own habits, 2-2 and a half years. Later decided cases suggest Afonso should not be departed from without good cause. See Preston AGs ref No 40 of 2008 which reconfirms Afonso, and increased a suspended sentence to 2 and half years.
See also Djahit  2 Cr App R (S) 142Low level dealer, no pre cons, modest means, 6 years prison.
Babbington  1 Cr App R (S) 4 Supply of crack to prisoner, 3 years.
Whittle  EWCA Crim 5392 x Possess Class A with intent to supply. 39 wraps of heroin and 58 of crack.Street value £3k. 5 years upheld.
Skidmore  1 Cr App R (S) 15D in nightclub with 50 tablets which she was selling as Ecstasy. In fact harmless substance. 2 years.
R v O'Brien 1994 15 Cr App R (S) 556Sharing high purity heroin with friends, one of whom died. 3 years.
NB In all cases, forensic analysis of drugs to determine purity is appropriate where amounts are in excess of 500gm
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