What is Deemed Drug Supply?
Deemed drug supply is when a person possesses a prohibited drug in more than what is considered to be a ‘traffickable quantity’.
There doesn’t need to be any further evidence of supply above the amount of drugs in a person’s possession.
The traffickable quantity of drugs that can lead to a deemed drug supply charge is:
Drug Type Traffickable quantity
Ecstasy (MDMA) 0.75g
The best defence for a deemed supply charge is to establish that it is more likely than not that the drugs were intended for another use than supply, for example for personal use or being kept for a friend.
This requires there to have been no other indications, such as large sums of money, drug manufacturing equipment or multiple mobile phones, that drugs were being used for supply.
If you have been charged with deemed drug supply, we will work to have the charges withdrawn by writing a letter to the local area commander of police detailing the lack of any indications that the drugs were being used for supply.
We will also highlight the possibility that the drugs were either being held for someone else, or that they were for personal use only.
Sydney Criminal Lawyers® has an excellent history of getting deemed supply charges withdrawn.
Having your deemed supply charge withdrawn may help you obtain a section 10 for your drug charge.