Practice and Procedure


PUBLISHED February 26, 2009

[2009] EWCA Crim 535

Where a person introduced someone who wanted to obtain heroin to someone who he knew was able and willing to supply it, and together they obtained heroin that was paid for by the person introduced on the understanding that the introducer would in due course pay for his share, then it was open to a jury to conclude that the introducer was concerned in the supply of heroin to the other person within the meaning of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 s.4(3)(b), notwithstanding that in R. v Hughes (Robert) (1985) 81 Cr. App. R. 344 the court had referred to participation in an enterprise involving the supply of drugs as one of the ingredients of the offence.

CA (Crim Div) (Lord Judge LCJ, Christopher Clarke J, Holroyde J)