R v Jeannevole (CO 78/2015 )  SCSC 629 (05 September 2016);
IN THE SUPREME COURT OF SEYCHELLES
Criminal Side: CO 78/2015
 SCSC 629
NORRIS LAWRENCE JEANNEVOLE
Counsel: Mr. Kumar, for the Republic
Mr. Gabriel for the Accused
Delivered: 5 September 2016
 I have heard counsel in mitigation. The Convict is a first offender. He is 25 years old. He is in casual employment earning around SR6,000 a month. He has no dependents, he has pleaded guilty and saved the Court’s time and expenses. He is remorseful and has admitted to the charge and as counsel has noted the amount of drug is on the low side, only 65.1 grams of a Class B Drug, therefore does not consist of any aggravating factors. On the other issues I do not see any other aggravating factors that would require a sentence of imprisonment.
 I would therefore impose a fine of SR15,000 on the Convict to be paid within 6 months of today. He can pay by instalment. If he does not complete payment within 6 months the case will be recalled and he would be subjected to a default sentence of imprisonment.
 The Convict can appeal against the sentence within 30 working days.
Signed, dated and delivered at Ile du Port on 5 September 2016
Judge of the Supreme Court