- Nov 20, 2011
- AFL Club
- North Melbourne
Okay, we've got a meth cook, a lab and an explosion with children present.POLICE Commissioner Karl O'Callaghan's son has been jailed for 16 months for his role in manufacturing drugs in a home laboratory.
Russell Joseph O’Callaghan, 30, suffered serious burns when a clandestine drug laboratory exploded inside a Carlisle house on March 19 this year.
He was sentenced today in the District Court to 16 months in prison for attempting to manufacture the prohibited drug methamphetamine.
He will be eligible for parole after eight months.
Crown prosecutor Amanda Forrester said Parliament had mandated that an attempt to manufacture drugs should carry the same weight as an actual manufacture.........
“This offence is exceptionally serious.”
She said the fact that children were present when the laboratory exploded, the community was endangered, and public housing was effectively destroyed meant a term of imprisonment was the most appropriate sentence.
She added that an imprisonment sentence would serve as a general deterrent to the illegal manufacture of amphetamines.
Outside court, Mr O'Callaghan's lawyer told reporters Mr O'Callaghan was disappointed with the sentence.
Read more: http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/wes...d-drug-lab-blast/story-e6frg13u-1226127169963
What sentence would an average joe without connections expect to get for this?
A six year sentence, serve four years in jail, with two years parole?
Did the WA Director of Public Prosecutions appeal this sentence?
Australia is a bloody marvellous country, isn't it?