Great sentencing result on a Drug Supply case

Solicitor: Kerim Kumbarji

Barrister: Bartholomew V. O’Toole of Kings Bench Walk

Court: Snaresbrook Crown Court

Case background

In July 23, our client was arrested during a raid conducted on his premises. As part of the raid, they discovered approximately 273 wraps of two class A drugs (crack cocaine and heroin) plus marijuana in a number of locations at his residence. Along with wraps, they also found golf ball-sized uncut substances, £7,000 in cash and various drug-related items.

Our client was charged with being concerned in the supply of class a drugs on two counts, possessing criminal property, possessing cannabis, and also two possession with intent to supply class a drug charges.

Due to compelling evidence against him, notably telephone records indicating drug supply activities spanning the course of 13 months our client opted to plead guilty .

Sentencing result

Our client had no previous convictions and genuinely showed remorse at his sentencing. We presented mitigating factors emphasising the early guilty plea, good character and excellent references.

Although initially facing a potential 7-year sentence, the judge ultimately imposed a 28-month term. This left the client 14 months in custody as he’d already spent 10 months on remand. This sentence for the two drug-related offences of being concerned in drug supply was the lowest sentence the client could have received within the Significant Role category.