Supply Prohibited Drug

People who have been charged by Police with supplying drugs, have their matters dealt in the Local Court or District Court, depending on the weight of the drug.

The police do not have to catch you in the act of actually supplying the drug. If there is drug paraphernalia such as clear plastic resealable bags, tick book, a number of mobile phones, electronic scales and calculators, this is sufficient for a circumstantial case to prove supply.

In some instances, if the weight of the drug is equal to or above the traffickable weight of that type of drug, your possession of the drug will be considered what is commonly referred as a ‘Deemed Supply’ – i.e. you had possession of the prohibited drug for the purposes of supply, unless:

  • You can prove the prohibited drug was in your possession for a purpose other than for supply, or
  • except where the prohibited drug is prepared opium, cannabis leaf, cannabis oil, cannabis resin, heroin or 6-monoacetylmorphine or any other acetylated derivatives of morphine, the person proves that he or she obtained possession of the prohibited drug in accordance with the prescription of a medical practitioner, nurse practitioner, midwife practitioner, dentist or veterinary practitioner

Supply Prohibited Drug can be defined as agreeing to supply, selling, distributing, offering to sell, having it in your possession for supply, or causing prohibited drugs to be transferred.

Police also lay Possess Prohibited Drug charges as back-up charges to supply prohibited drug.

There are a number of defences available to you if you have been charged with supply or possess prohibited drug. Call Austere Legal on (02) 8897 3534 for your free conference.