R v Stirrat [2019] NZDC 25666

Published 10 September 2020

Sentencing — supplying Class A drug — supplying Class B controlled drug — supplying methamphetamine — offering to supply — conspiracy to supply — cocaine — MDMA — Zhang v R [2019] NZCA 507. The defendant appeared for sentence on 14 charges, six of them representative, relating to supplying, conspiring to supply and offering to supply MDMA, cocaine and methamphetamine. Police had seized 145.1 grams of methamphetamine and 154.3 grams of MDMA from his address. Elecronic communications suggested that the offenidng had been going on for at least 8 months. Aggravating features were the large amount of drugs involved, playing the leading role in the supply of the drugs, conspiracy offending, and offending relating to several classes of drugs. The Court set a start point of six years six months' imprisonment on the methamphetamine offending, with uplifts for the conspiracy offending and the other drug-related offending taking the total start point to eight years. With discounts for background, addiction issues, remorse, attempts to rehabilitate, and guilty plea, the final sentence was five years five months. Judgment Date: 17 December 2019.