R v Payet (CO 38/2017)  SCSC 424 (07 May 2018);
IN THE SUPREME COURT OF SEYCHELLES
Criminal Side: CO 38/2017
 SCSC 424
Counsel: Mr. Joji John, Assistant Principal State Counsel for the Republic
Mr. Joel Camille for the accused
Delivered: 7 May 2018
 I have heard Counsels in mitigation. The convict is 20 years old and has no dependent. He is a first time offender and he has pleaded guilty and save the Court’s time and expenses of a trial. I note that the drug is Class B being cannabis herbal material and the amount being 32.9 grams is on the low side. There was no commercial value.
 I do not see any other aggravating factors and therefore I will impose a fine on the convict. I impose a fine of SR10,000. I give him six months to pay. He can pay by instalments. In default a sentence of imprisonment of six months shall be imposed. He can appeal against the sentence within 30 working days.
Signed, dated and delivered at Ile du Port on 7 May 2018
Judge of the Supreme Court