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.