R v Mackay [2018] NZDC 1174

Published 11 October 2018

Supply of methamphetamine — selling cannabis — offering to sell cannabis — sentencing — R v Fatu [2006] 2 NZLR 72 (CA). The defendant was sentenced on 31 charges of supplying methamphetamine aas well as charges relating to offering to sell and selling cannabis. The charges arose as the result of an investigation into the sale of cannabis and methamphetamine in the district. The defendant used two cellphones to supply a total of more than 30 grams of methamphetamine, and 29 grams of cannabis. The court described the defendant as being a wide scale commercial drug dealer and noted both his high risk of reoffending and extensive list of previous convictions for similar offending. the defendant was sentenced to three years and eight months' imprisonment on the methamphetamine charges. with concurrent sentences of one year's imprisonment on each of the charges relating to cannabis. Judgment Date: 24 January 2018.