Polley v R [2015] NSWCCA 247 (11 September 2015)

SENTENCE APPEAL – two offences of supplying a prohibited drug – pleas of guilty – MDMA and methylamphetamine – finding of drug trafficking “to a substantial degree” – strong subjective case – good prospects of rehabilitation – nevertheless custodial sentence inevitable – whether applicant’s strong subjective case properly taken into account – whether strong subjective case amounted to “exceptional circumstances” – whether sentence manifestly excessive – circumstances of offending required that effect be given to general deterrence – applicant’s strong subjective case did not amount to exceptional circumstances – proper exercise of sentencing discretion – appeal dismissed.