Firearms, meth lab charges denied

February 1, 2016 | By More

Linwood-101A man arrested at the scene of an alleged clandestine drugs laboratory in Linwood in December has pleaded not guilty and elected jury trial on all charges in the Christchurch District Court today.

Gary Mark De Latour, 48, entered his pleas at an appearance by video-link from Christchurch Men’s Prison, and Judge David Saunders remanded him in custody for a Crown case review session on April 11. He may apply for release on electronically monitored bail in the meantime.

De Latour, described as the owner-operator of a building company, denies charges of unlawful possession of a rifle, shotgun, and ammunition, as well as having equipment for the manufacture of the class A drug, P or pure methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, and supplying methamphetamine.

He also faces charges alleging manufacture of methamphetamine at a property in McGregors Road “which was likely to cause adverse effects to the health of two children aged under 18, by exposure to toxic fumes, and dangerous and highly flammable chemicals”.

Rupert Glover appeared as counsel for De Latour.

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