But where’s the eight ball cries Justice Neild?

johnboy 27 April 2012 3

Acting Justice Neild has shared his thoughts on another case. This time the trial of one Cong Tan Tran pulled over in Gungahlin for want of a hands free kit in his car and found to have quite a laundry list of illegal drugs upon his person.

Interestingly though the prosecution appears to have fallen over due to the half arsed nature of Cong’s drug storage:

I seriously doubt that a supplier of a prohibited drug would keep the drug that he intended to supply to users of it in the amounts of the products containing methylamphetamine which were found in the accused’s possession or in the various receptacles in which the accused kept this product. None of the gross amounts of the product containing methylamphetamine found in the accused’s possession matches an amount, such as a point or a gram or an eight ball or an ounce, usually supplied by a supplier of methylamphetamine. The gross weights of the product containing methylamphetamine and the manner in which the accused kept that product strongly suggest that he was simply a user of it, rather than a supplier or a user who supplies to meet his own habit.

Sounds as if the DPP needs to have another think about how they handle these cases.

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3 Responses to But where’s the eight ball cries Justice Neild?
Sandman Sandman 10:14 pm 29 Apr 12

Does your standard heavy drug user routinely keep $2k worth of drugs hanging around his car? Not bloody likely.

Note to self. Avoid a drug trafficking charge by keeping quantities at a mathematically incorrect amount for sale.

welkin31 welkin31 9:24 am 28 Apr 12

I just hope that if I was ever before a court on a serious matter – having been say caught with all manner of incriminating material – that I could please find myself before a judge that would put in so much hard work to search for an innocent explanation for my circumstances.

BTW – I think your average every-day multi-drug user might not always be counted on to have $590 cash on him.

IrishPete IrishPete 8:27 am 28 Apr 12

Most unlucky to be pulled over for using a mobile phone.

I followed a pretty young thing in the outside lane past the Lanyon Drive speed camera Friday afternoon. Near the camera she slowed to about 65 (camera is set to the speed limit of 80) and stayed at that speed and in the outside lane well past the camera. She did not accelerrate again, or change lane, in all the time I saw her.

After a short period, I overtook on her left, looked across at her and saw her eyes firmly fixed on her lap. Hands seemed to be down there too. I presume she was texting.

I wish I’d been able to see this from behind, as that’s what the horn is for. (I know I’ve given multiple opportunities for doubles entendres here…)

Shame that speed cameras only detect speed and not stupidity.


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