In the quite town of Dunalley, about halfway between Hobart and Port Arthur, there lived two brothers. And those brothers, just so happened to be covert cannabis cultivators, until recently.
Martin and Stuart Sinclair, both in their early 50s, recently pleaded guilty to trafficking in cannabis. The plea came in after their jointly owned property was discovered to be the home of a cannabis farm.
25 plants were growing with the assistance of hydroponic equipment, along with a few kilos of cannabis leaf and bud.
Justice Michael Brett of the Supreme Court in Hobart handed the brothers a sentence of eight months’ imprisonment, suspended for two years.
You have each experienced considerable remorse, probably associated to some extent with public shame, and that remorse is something I will take into account.