Archive for the 'drug offences' Category

Drug runners to avoid prison under sentencing guidelines – Daily Telegraph

“Drug runners and small–scale dealers could escape prison even if caught with a 50–gram bag of cocaine or heroin or dozens of Ecstasy pills, under planned new guidance for courts.”

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Daily Telegraph, 28th March 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Sentencing for drugs offences – public consultation launched on new guideline for judges – Sentencing Council

“Today, the Sentencing Council is launching a three-month public consultation on its proposals to introduce a new guideline for judges and magistrates for the sentencing of drugs offenders.”

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Sentencing Council, 28th March 2011

Source: www.sentencingcouncil.org.uk

Lecturer jailed over fake sex drug plan – The Independent

“A university worker was jailed today for planning to flood the market with fake sex-enhancing drugs.”

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The Independent, 24th February 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Four men jailed over £2m cannabis farm in Essex – BBC news

“Four men found at a large cannabis factory in Essex have been jailed.”

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BBC News, 4th February 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Man sentenced to 12 years in first believed prosecution for supplying “legal high” GBL – Crown Prosecution Service

“Following the sentencing at Reading Crown Court, Andrew Penhale, Unit Head of the Crown Prosecution Service Organised Crime Division in the North said: ‘The significance of this prosecution is that it involves a defendant running an apparently legitimate, internet-based chemical business, which actually facilitated the wholesale trafficking of Class A drugs and the sale of other illegitimate chemicals.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 10th December 2010

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Two jailed over £2.6m drugs haul in Bedford – BBC News

“Two men have been jailed after a haul of drugs worth £2.6m was discovered in a house in Bedford.”

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BBC News, 24th November 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Two jailed over £3.5m Leicestershire drugs deal – BBC News

“Two men have been jailed for 13 years and four months each after they admitted possession of heroin with an estimated street value of £3.5m.”

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BBC News, 12th November 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk


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