R v D'Unienville (CO 93/2015 ) [2016] SCSC 626 (02 September 2016);

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF SEYCHELLES

Criminal Side: CO 93/2015

 

       [2016] SCSC 626

 

 

THE REPUBLIC

 

 

versus

 

 

TELMA D'UNIENVILLE

 

Accused

 

 

 

 

Heard:                              

Counsel:                      Ms Faure,  for the Republic

 

                                    Mrs Amesbury for the accused

 

                                         

 

Delivered:                   1 September 2016

 


JUDGMENT


 

 

Dodin J

 

[1]               The Convict in this case is 51 years old. She is not in good health. She is a first offender has pleaded guilty and not wasted the Court’s time.

[2]               As learned counsel has stated in mitigation the amount of drug are very minimal weighing 2.3grams of heroin diamorphine 7.47grams of Cannabis resin and 0.7grams of Cannabis herbal material.

[3]               The Convict has pleaded guilty and not wasted the Court’s time. She is in employment earning a salary Rs7000 a month. Under the new drug regime all these offences would not carry a prison sentence. So I would impose the following fine on the Convict:

 

Count 1 – Trafficking in 2.3grams of heroin diamorphine which is by presumption I impose a fine of Rs7000.

 

Count 2 – Possession of 0.7grams of Cannabis herbal material I impose of Rs1000.

 

Count 3 – Possession of 7.74grams of Cannabis resin a fine of Rs2000.

 

[4]               Cumulative Rs10,000 to be paid within 6 months of today. You can appeal against the sentences within 30 working days.

 

 

Signed, dated and delivered at Ile du Port on 1 September 2016

 

 

 

 

G Dodin

Judge of the Supreme Court