Defence appeal from global 8 year sentence imposed in relation to charges including trafficking heroine and possession of restricted firearms. Large quantity of drugs, and numerous weapons, found in accused’s home. Issue as to whether trial judge erred in imposed consecutive sentences.

Held: Appeal dismissed.

Consecutive sentences appropriate. “The distinct offences of drug trafficking and possession of a prohibited or restricted weapon, even if for the purpose of furthering the trafficking enterprise, invade different legally protected interests”.

C. Rice, A. Seaman –

Defence Counsel