Trafficking and Possession of Methamphetamines – Fine, No Conviction

Our client was charged with trafficking and possession of up to 70g methamphetamines.The charges came about following the execution of a search warrant at our client’s home, which she shared with a housemate.

What is alleged to have occured?
Our client was located with 28g of methamphetamines in her jumper pocket. Further drugs were located on the premises as well as cash and various drug-related equipment. The housemate was also charged and pleaded guilty to trafficking and possession, as well as additional charges.

What happened at court?
We represented the client at the Ararat Magistrates’ Court.

Our client maintained that she was not involved in any trafficking, but admitted to the possession.

What was the result?
Ultimately, the Prosecution proceeded on only the possession charge. Our client pleaded guilty and received a fine without conviction.
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