Sutherland v HM Advocate

Sentencing – Supply of drugs. High Court of Justiciary: Refusing an appeal against sentence by an appellant who pled guilty to a charge of supplying heroin and was sentenced to 13½ years' imprisonment, discounted by 25% from 18 years for the early plea, the court held that any error the sentencing judge made in relation to the volume of dealing fell into the de minimis category when the overall amounts were realised, and the final sentence arrived at was a reasonable one in all the circumstances.

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