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Judge jails two first-time drug dealers, saying the law has much more sympathy for drug users – ABC News

A young man supporting his own cocaine habit and a businessman who moved from using cannabis to producing his own crop are sentenced to more than 12 months each.

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A District Court judge has jailed two men for their first-ever criminal offence and given a stern warning that if South Australians “take the very serious step” from drug user to supplier they will end up with a stint behind bars.
Key points:

  • One man had moved from using cannabis to producing his own crop, the other trafficked MDMA to support his own cocaine habit
  • Judge Stephen McEwen warned the law was sympathetic to drug users but not to dealers
  • He said he could not s…

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