Tag: methamphetamine

Manslaughter victim’s family praised for ‘dignity’ at sentencing

July 14, 2017 | By More
Manslaughter victim’s family praised for ‘dignity’ at sentencing

The family of manslaughter victim Corey James Protos was praised for their “dignity and restraint” as they faced the sentencing of the woman who strangled him to death in a domestic violence incident.

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Drugs robber still denies responsibility for death

July 14, 2017 | By More
Drugs robber still denies responsibility for death

A 29-year-old father-of-two has been jailed for four-and-a-half years still not accepting that he caused the drowning death of Arran Gairns when he was threatened and chased during a drugs robbery.

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Prison bashing victim continued to offend

July 13, 2017 | By More
Prison bashing victim continued to offend

Even a brutal broomstick bashing by another prisoner has not been the incentive that Michael Scott Holdem needed to stop his criminal offending.

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Gang threat led to screwdriver robbery

July 13, 2017 | By More
Gang threat led to screwdriver robbery

A 23-year-old says he committed a hopeless service station robbery because a gang was threatening to burn down his parents’ home because of a drug debt.

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Meth-fuelled taser-armed raider jailed

June 28, 2017 | By More
Meth-fuelled taser-armed raider jailed

A taser-wielding dairy raider – caught when the Opawa dairy owner and his wife fought back – can look forward to release from prison probably in 2021.

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Meth dealer had used pistol for threats

June 14, 2017 | By More
Meth dealer had used pistol for threats

A drug dealer who already has a murder conviction in Australia admitted to police that he had used a pistol to threaten people, after his arrest in Christchurch for meth dealing.

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Professional man stays in custody

June 2, 2017 | By More
Professional man stays in custody

Name suppression continues for a well known Christchurch professional man who has been remanded in custody again when he made his second appearance after his arrest on firearms and drugs charges last weekend.

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Reformed addict granted home detention

May 26, 2017 | By More
Reformed addict granted home detention

A Nelson mother has been granted home detention after a noticeable change of attitude since she menaced a Christchurch drug dealer who had sold rock salt instead of crystal meth.

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Murder trial adjourned for the day

May 18, 2017 | By More
Murder trial adjourned for the day

The trial of Peter John Carroll, charged with the April 2016 murder of Marcus Luke Tucker, has been adjourned for the day because of a legal issue.

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Hung jury in drug and rape trial

April 19, 2017 | By More
Hung jury in drug and rape trial

A jury has been unable to reach agreement in the seven-day trial of a 31-year-old meth dealer charged with stupefying and raping a woman on the West Coast in 2014.

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