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Section 24 of the Drugs Misuse and Trafficking Act-fine of 2000 penalty units and/or 15 years imprisonment.
The court can impose any of the following penalties:
These vary according to the quantity of the prohibited drug.
However, based upon statistics from the Judicial Commission of NSW mid -range seriousness cases in the Local Court for a quantity of the prohibited drug less than commercial value are likely to be a Bond under Section 10 for a period of 12 months for Cannabis (Marijuana) and a suspended sentence with supervision under section 12 of the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act) for Amphetamines (Speed).
Where the amount of the prohibited drug exceeds the indictable quantity the matter will be finalised in the District Court , based upon Judicial Commission of NSW statistics, the likely penalty is:
Penalties vary according to the quantity of the prohibited drug.