R v Jiawen Jiang [2016] NZDC 5095

Published 23 September 2016

Methamphetamine for supply — sentencing. The defendant was sentenced on charges of possession of methamphetamine for supply, possession of utensils, driving while disqualified (third or subsequent), and being in breach a sentence of community work. Because of the harm that this drug causes in the community, denunciation and deterrence factors were identified as the principle factors in sentencing. Aggravating factors were the quantity of methamphetamine and possesion of an air pistol at the time of arrest. The final sentence was four years and six months’ imprisonment, with 15 months’ disqualification from driving, destruction of drug-related materials and forfeiture of cash. Judgment Date: 24 March 2016.