Minor Drug Offences

In August 2017, the Council began researching sentencing outcomes for minor drug offences dealt with in the Magistrates’ Court. The project will focus on charges of possession of a drug of dependence and use of a drug of dependence from July 2007 to June 2017.

The Council has the opportunity to inform the community on changes to the volume of sentenced drug offending according to the type of drug, including methylamphetamine or ‘ice’.

The project will examine:

  • the sentences imposed for minor drug offences
  • the types of drugs defined in the charges sentenced
  • the other offences sentenced alongside minor drug offences.