David Sadeh secured a suspended sentence at Woolwich Crown Court for a young vulnerable mother who had been charged with two counts of being concerned in the supply of class A. Police had executed a misuse of drugs warrant at an address in south London to find over 250 wraps of class A. Further investigation of the defendants telephone suggested that she was over a four month period bagging and weighing the drugs for financial gain.
The prosecution put the role of the defendant at the very top of significant role as it was suggested she had an operational role within the chain. The defendant who had two young children and was a singe mother faced a substantial period of imprisonment however after hearing mitigation from David Sadeh and having been directed to the law and sentence guidelines HHJ Miller was persuaded to impose a prison sentence of 24 months suspended for 18 months with a requirement of unpaid work and supervision. The defendant received 5 years and 3 months imprisonment at a separate case earlier in proceedings.