The Attorney General v John Michael Childs

CourtRoyal Court
Judgment Date12 May 2016
Neutral Citation[2016] JRC 94A
Date12 May 2016

[2016] JRC 094A




T. J. Le Cocq, Esq., Deputy Bailiff, and Jurats Nicolle, Olsen, Blampied, Ramsden and Thomas

The Attorney General
John Michael Childs

M. R. Maletroit, Esq., Crown Advocate.

Advocate L. J. Glynn for the Defendant.


Rimmer Lusk and Bade v AG [2001] JLR 373 .

Shahnowaz v AG [2007] JLR 221 .

Superior Number Sentencing — Drugs — importation — Class A and B.

Sentencing by the Superior Number of the Royal Court, to which the accused was remanded by the Inferior Number on 8 th April, 2016, following guilty pleas to the following charges:

2 counts of: Being knowingly concerned in the fraudulent evasion of the prohibition on the importation of a controlled drug, contrary to Article 61(2)(b) of the Customs and Excise (Jersey) Law 1999 (Counts 2 and 3).

Age : 27.

Plea: Guilty.

Details of Offence:

The defendant arrived in Jersey on a flight from Liverpool. A search of his holdall revealed a morphine tablet (originally the subject of Count 1, which lays on file). On swabs carried out on his possessions gave positive readings for cocaine, heroin and THC. The defendant was arrested and taken to the hospital where a subsequent X-ray showed a suspicious object in his abdomen. It was subsequently established that the defendant had concealed a package between his buttocks containing 25.15g of herbal cannabis (Count 2), and internally concealed a package containing 20.11g of cocaine with a purity of 32% by weight (Count 3). The drugs had an approximate street value of £500 and £2,000 respectively.

Details of Mitigation:

Early guilty pleas (almost inevitable). Drugs imported for personal use. Cooperation. Letter of remorse.

Previous Convictions:

26 previous convictions comprising 35 offences. 13 theft and kindred offences, together with two previous offences of possession of cannabis in 2011 and 2015.


Count 2: 3 months' imprisonment.

Count 3: Starting point 8 1/2 years' imprisonment. 4 1/2 years' imprisonment, concurrent.

Total: 4 1/2 years' imprisonment.

Forfeiture and destruction of the drugs sought.

Sentence and Observations of Court:

Conclusions granted.




You are here to be sentenced on two counts of importation of controlled drugs, namely 25.15 grams of herbal cannabis and 20.11 grams of cocaine, the street values respectively are £500 and £2,000. You are a user of these drugs and you...

To continue reading

Request your trial
3 cases
  • The Attorney General v Andrew David Edward Jones
    • Jersey
    • Royal Court
    • 13 April 2017
    ...Advocate J. W. R. Bell for the Defendant. Authorities Rimmer -v- AG [2001] JLR 373. AG -v- Miah [2004] JLR Note 10. AG -v- Childs [2016] JRC 094A. Superior Number Sentencing — drugs — importation — Class A. Sentencing by the Superior Number of the Royal Court, to which the accused was reman......
  • The Attorney General v Keiron Michael Begley
    • Jersey
    • Royal Court
    • 18 July 2016
    ...Advocate. Advocate R. A. Leeuwenburg for Begley. Advocate J. M. Grace for Fiszer. Authorities Camacho v AG [2007] JCA 145 . AG v Childs [2016] JRC 094A . AG v Martin [2016] JRC 070B . AG v Driscoll and Morgan [2015] JRC 154B . AG v Gillespie [2015] JRC 115 . Superior Number Sentencing — dru......
  • The Attorney General v John Alexander Hutcheson
    • Jersey
    • Royal Court
    • 31 August 2018
    ...for the Defendant. Authorities Campbell & Ors v AG [1995] JLR 136 AG v Digo [2014] JRC 153. AG v Fernandes [2015] JRC 198B AG v Childs [2016] JRC 094A AG v Le Coguiec [2017] JRC 120 AG v Buesnel [1996] JLR 265 AG v Nobel [2004] JRC 153 AG v Dean [2009] JRC 064. AG v Rae & Spinola [2017] JRC......

VLEX uses login cookies to provide you with a better browsing experience. If you click on 'Accept' or continue browsing this site we consider that you accept our cookie policy. ACCEPT