R v Payet (CO 38/2017) [2018] SCSC 424 (07 May 2018);

     

     

 

 

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF SEYCHELLES

Criminal Side: CO 38/2017

 

       [2018] SCSC 424

 

THE REPUBLIC

versus

DAVID-LEE PAYET
Accused

 

Heard:                              

Counsel:                      Mr. Joji John, Assistant Principal State Counsel for the Republic

                                    Mr. Joel Camille for the accused

Delivered:                   7 May 2018

 

SENTENCE

Dodin J

 

[1]       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. 

[2]       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

G Dodin

Judge of the Supreme Court