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Suspended sentence secured after defendant originally faced ten-kilo conspiracy to supply cannabis.


Tom Edwards recently represented a defendant on a private basis charged with possession with intent to supply cannabis.

Five kilos were found in a warehouse used by the defendant whilst the sale of a further five kilos had been evidenced in a detailed ledger showing the transactions and values. The matter was complicated by the defendant having had an identical conviction from four years earlier. Tom drafted a basis of plea which the Crown didn’t challenge which reduced the defendant’s culpability significantly.

The defence also marshalled a number of character witnesses who provided key mitigation that lead to the defendant receiving a suspended sentence.

Tom was instructed by Ditesh Patel, Bark & Co Solicitors.

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