Drug educator: ‘Shorter sentences for drug addicts could be problematic’

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In a landmark judgment released by the Court of Appeal, meth dealers who can prove their addiction caused their offending could have their sentences cut.
An offender's role in a drug network will also have a greater bearing on the length of a prison sentence, or if they're jailed at all.
What's more, a drug dealer's poverty and deprivation will be considered as potential mitigating factors.
CEO of The Drug Detection Agency Kirk Harding, who informs workplace drug policy and testing, told Andrew Dickens with so many factors it will end up coming down to the judge’s discretion.
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