Supply a Controlled Substance Key Facts

Maximum Penalty

  • Fine of $50,000 or 10 years imprisonment or both.

Possible Defences

  • Didn’t have possession of the drug,
  • Had a lack of intent,
  • Have a mental impairment, or
  • Have a factual dispute.

What Is The Charge of Supply a Controlled Substance?

A person who supplies or administers a controlled substance is guilty of an offence. The offence of supplying a controlled substance can carry with it a term of imprisonment.

Supply has been defined as provide, distribute, offer to provide or distribute.

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What Is The Penalty For Supply a Controlled Substance?

The maximum penalty for supplying a controlled drug other than cannabis, cannabis resin or cannabis oil is $50,000 or 10 years imprisonment or both.

The maximum penalty for supplying cannabis, cannabis resin or cannabis oil is $2,000 or 2 years imprisonment or both

What Are The Possible Defences For Supply a Controlled Substance?

It may be a defence against the charge of supply of a controlled drug if you:

  1. Didn’t have possession of the drug,
  2. Had a lack of intent,
  3. Have a mental impairment, or
  4. Have a factual dispute.

What The Prosecution Must Prove

The police must prove that:

  • You had possession of the controlled substance; and
  • There was an intention to supply or administer the controlled substance.

What Court will hear the Matter

This is a major indictable charge. The proceedings will initially commence in the Magistrates Court of South Australia. If there is sufficient evidence against you, the matter will then be transferred to the Supreme Court of South Australia.

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