Possession of Powder and Intended Manufacture of Methylamphetamine
A very difficult 2 month trial won against all odds!
A significant quantity of pseudoephedrine powder and precursors such as Hypophosphorous Acid was allegedly found on our client’s premises by police. Manny Conditsis and Natasha Konic spent many hours pouring over the police video of the execution of the search warrant and we were able to establish several breaches of Best Practice in relation to the Standard Operating Procedures. The trial resulted in a ‘hung jury’ and we were able to persuade the DPP to drop the trial charges against our client.
It appears that some members of the jury accepted that the Hypophosphorous Acid had been ’planted’ by the police. The various breaches during the search assisted in that result. It would seem that most of the jury also accepted that the pseudoephedrine powder was intended for our client’s Greyhound dog.