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Sex-texting charges dropped

March 14, 2014 | By More
Sex-texting charges dropped

All charges have been dropped against a 36-year-old Taihape man who exchanged sex-texts with girls aged 11 to 13 years.

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Bail granted on cocaine charge

March 13, 2014 | By More
Bail granted on cocaine charge

Bail has been granted under strict conditions to a Brazilian man arrested in Christchurch and charged with possession of cocaine for supply.

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4-year 3-month jail term for $1.1m theft

March 13, 2014 | By More
4-year 3-month jail term for $1.1m theft

Investigators can find little trace of $1,142,280 embezzled from her employers by a Christchurch woman with a gambling addiction.

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Woman carried out robbery to prevent suicide

March 13, 2014 | By More
Woman carried out robbery to prevent suicide

Deeply troubled and hearing voices, a 27-year-old Christchurch woman decided her best option to keep herself safe was to get locked up for a dairy robbery.

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Vet nurse admits false drugs order

March 12, 2014 | By More
Vet nurse admits false drugs order

A woman who ordered three types of controlled drugs from a pharmaceutical supplier after resigning her job as a veterinary nurse has been put on supervision to deal with her drug dependency.

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Court hears of teenager’s dangerous high speed run

March 11, 2014 | By More
Court hears of teenager’s dangerous high speed run

Teenager Daniel William Taylor has been jailed for 15 months for a red-zone house burglary and for speeding through a red light at a busy Linwood intersection at 100km an hour.

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Brazilian men in custody on drugs charges

March 11, 2014 | By More
Brazilian men in custody on drugs charges

Three Brazilian men have been remanded in custody after appearances in the Christchurch District Court on cocaine-related charges today.

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Alleged on-line predator admits four charges

March 10, 2014 | By More
Alleged on-line predator admits four charges

A man described by police as an on-line predator has pleaded guilty to four charges.

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Court hears of ‘squalor’ of addiction

March 10, 2014 | By More
Court hears of ‘squalor’ of addiction

Michael Robert Loader was no drug world Mr Big. He manufactured and sold $400,000 worth of heroin, but because of his own addiction he lived in squalor.

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Legal highs blamed for ‘violent and bizarre’ behaviour

March 7, 2014 | By More
Legal highs blamed for ‘violent and bizarre’ behaviour

Herbal cannabis was blamed for causing immense harm to young people who are acting in a violent and bizarre way, at a sentencing in the Christchurch District Court today.

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