Man admits offering drugs

March 2, 2016 | By More

Court House-Sept-2013-05A man arrested by police and Customs in their Operation Hook investigation last year has admitted seven charges, including offering to supply a range of drugs.

Patrick John O’Leary, 39, pleaded guilty at a pre-trial hearing before Justice Gerald Nation in the High Court at Christchurch yesterday.

He had already pleaded guilty to charges of offering to supply cannabis, selling cannabis, and possession of cannabis for sale.

He pleaded guilty yesterday to four charges of offering to supply ecstasy, as well as offering to supply amphetamine, offering to supply cocaine, and possession of BZP, also known as party pills.

He was one of three men arrested last July as part of an investigation into the importation of cocaine in an operation conducted the police and the Customs Department.

One of the alleged co-offenders, Lee Dixon, a 33-year-old air conditioning engineer, entered not guilty pleas to his charges at an appearance in the Christchurch District Court in July.

Justice Nation remanded O’Leary on bail to April 12 for sentencing. He requested a pre-sentence report and a report to assess the suitability for a home detention sentence be prepared.


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