Category: Ongoing Drug Supply

What are the Penalties for Steroids in NSW?


Before 2014, the possession of drugs classified as anabolic steroids was primarily regulated by the Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Act 1966, which dealt with the substances in much the same way as other prescription drugs. However in 2014, the NSW government reclassified the drugs as narcotics which brought the penalties in line with drugs like ...

Ongoing Drug Supply: Factors Relevant to Sentencing


By Zeb Holmes and Ugur Nedim Under section 25A of the Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act 1985 (NSW), a person can be found guilty of supplying a prohibited drug on an ongoing basis if they supply, on three or more separate occasions during any period of 30 consecutive days, a prohibited drug (other than cannabis) ...

Filipino President Continues Killing Spree in War Against Drugs


We recently reported on the newly elected Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte who publicly declared: “If you are involved in drugs, I will kill you. You son of a whore, I will really kill you.” On Friday, the President threatened to quit the United Nations and form a separate organisation with China and several African nations. His ...

Is Drug Purity Relevant?


The seriousness of a drug charge will largely depend on the weight of the drug. But what constitutes the weight of the drug? Is it the total impure weight of the substance containing the drug? Or only the pure weight of the drug within the substance? In other words, if 5 ‘ecstacy’ pills are located ...