Supplying dangerous drugs is a crime under section 6 of the Drugs Misuse Act. The supply can be to someone inside or outside Queensland.

‘Supply’ is defined under section 4 of the Act and means give, distribute, sell, administer, transport or supply. The definition also covers offering or preparing to do any of those things.

There is a long list of potential maximum penalties for the supply of dangerous drugs. Maximum penalties depend on the type of drugs supplied and whether there are any aggravating circumstances. These range between 15 years imprisonment and life imprisonment. The supply is considered to be of aggravating circumstances if any of the following apply:

  • The recipient is a minor
  • The recipient is intellectually impaired person
  • The recipient is within an educational or correctional facility
  • The recipient does not know they are being supplied with the dangerous drugs

Robertson O’Gorman is experienced in providing legal advice regarding drug offences. Call us today on 3034 0000.