HMA v Craig James Hunter

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, Lord Uist sentenced Craig Hunter to 5 years and 219 days imprisonment after the accused pleaded guilty to being concerned in the supply of heroin.

On sentencing, Lord Uist made the following statement in court:

“You have pleaded guilty to having been concerned in the supplying of heroin with a maximum street value of £5,850 in Kirkcaldy on 23 February this year. You are now 34 years of age and this is your third conviction for being concerned in the supplying of heroin, you having received a sentence of 18 months imprisonment on 29 November 2011 and 9 months imprisonment on 29 September 2015 for that offence. You are therefore now subject to a minimum sentence of seven years imprisonment before any discount for your plea of guilty. I do not consider that the minimum sentence would be unjust in this case. In imposing sentence, I take into account that your previous convictions were in the sheriff court and the length of the terms of imprisonment which were imposed. The sentence which I impose, after the discount for your plea of guilty, is 5 years 219 days imprisonment from 24 February 2017.”