- fine of $500,000 or imprisonment for life or both
- were under duress;
- have a factual dispute;
- had a lack of intention;
- Identification dispute;
- Didn’t have possession; or
- Suffer from a mental impairment.
A person who traffics a controlled drug or plant is guilty of an offence. Controlled drugs include but are not limited to substances such as ecstasy, cocaine, and heroin.
Furthermore it is an offence to traffic controlled drugs or plants in a prescribed area (such as licensed premises or public areas (e.g., festivals)).
The penalty structure will depend on the quantity of the drug.
The penalties depend on the amount of the controlled drug found:-
It may be a defence to the charge that you:
The police must prove that you:
There are two elements to prove possession:
There needs to be either the act of selling or taking part in selling or possession with the intention to sell.
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