R v Prosser

Criminal law – Drugs offences. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, exercised its discretion to substitute a plea of guilty to the offence of attempting to possess a quantity of diamorphine with intent to supply to another, rather than the substantive count after forensic analysis of revealed that it was not heroin, but a mixture of paracetamol and caffeine. If further substituted a sentence of 27 months' imprisonment for the 3 years imposed for the substantive offence.

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