R v Lesperance (CO 84/2015)  SCSC 711 (30 September 2016);
IN THE SUPREME COURT OF SEYCHELLES
Criminal Side: 84/2015
 SCSC 711
DAVIS JOURDAN LESPERANCE
Counsel: Mr. Khalyaan, State Counsel for the Republic
Mr. Gabriel for the accused
 I have heard counsel in mitigation. The Convict is 46 years old. He has 2 children, 12 and 8 years old. He is a first offender. He has pleaded guilty with remorse and saved the Court’s time.
 As is currently the practice, we have to look at the new Misuse of Drugs Act and for that purpose I agree that a sentence of imprisonment would not be necessary in this case.
 I impose the following fines on the Convict.
(1) For the 1st count, 3.22 grams of heroin with 58% purity, I impose a fine of SR6,000.
(2) On the 2nd count, a trace, I impose a fine of SR2,000.
(3) On the 3rd count which is Class B Drug, 3.15 grams, I also impose a fine of SR2,000. A total of SR10,000.
 You are given 6 months to pay that fine. You can pay in instalment but at the end of 6 months your case will be reviewed. If you have not completed payment then a sentence of imprisonment would be imposed.
 The Convict can appeal against the sentence within 30 working days.
Signed, dated and delivered at Ile du Port on 30 September 2016
Judge of the Supreme Court