R. v. Young, (1977) 13 Nfld. & P.E.I.R. 173 (NFCA)

JudgeFurlong, C.J.N., Morgan and Gushue, JJ.A.
CourtNewfoundland Court of Appeal
Case DateMay 16, 1977
JurisdictionNewfoundland and Labrador
Citations(1977), 13 Nfld. & P.E.I.R. 173 (NFCA)

R. v. Young (1977), 13 Nfld. & P.E.I.R. 173 (NFCA);

    29 A.P.R. 173

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R. v. Young

Indexed As: R. v. Young

Newfoundland Supreme Court

Court of Appeal

Furlong, C.J.N., Morgan and Gushue, JJ.A.

May 16, 1977.

Summary:

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Criminal Law - Topic 5833

Sentencing - Considerations on imposing sentence - Deterrent factor - The Newfoundland Court of Appeal stated that the deterrent factor should be stressed in sentencing for possession of a narcotic for the purpose of trafficking.

Criminal Law - Topic 5853

Sentencing - Possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking - The accused young man had two previous convictions for possession of illegal drugs and two previous convictions for possession for the purpose of trafficking - The accused was found in possession of a small amount of marijuana - The Newfoundland Court of Appeal increased the sentence of the accused from 6 months to 12 months imprisonment.

Counsel:

Frederick R. Woolridge, Q.C., for the appellant;

Thomas Burke, for the respondent.

This case was heard at St. John's, Newfoundland, before FURLONG, C.J.N., MORGAN and GUSHUE, JJ.A., of the Newfoundland Supreme Court, Court of Appeal.

On May 16, 1977, GUSHUE, J.A., delivered the following judgment for the Court of Appeal:

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