Tag: methamphetamine

Woman breaks down giving murder trial evidence

September 26, 2017 | By More
Woman breaks down giving murder trial evidence

A woman went to pieces as she told the Marcus Luke Tucker murder trial of the sound of her friend screaming for help during the fatal bashing in her bedroom.

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Squatters damaged house with meth smoking

September 26, 2017 | By More
Squatters damaged house with meth smoking

A Christchurch man will spend years paying for the damage to a close friend’s house, caused when he squatted there and invited around mates who smoked methamphetamine.

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Powerful handgun found along with drugs

September 4, 2017 | By More
Powerful handgun found along with drugs

Police found methamphetamine, a powerful handgun with ammunition, and $8000 cash when they searched a property in Aranui five weeks ago.

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Meth charge dropped after car chase arrest

August 24, 2017 | By More
Meth charge dropped after car chase arrest

Police have dropped a methamphetamine-possession-for-supply charge against a man who was arrested by armed police after a car chase in Christchurch two weeks ago.

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Offender’s ‘wake-up call’ was getting shot by police

August 10, 2017 | By More
Offender’s ‘wake-up call’ was getting shot by police

Murray James Allan realised he was lucky to be standing in the dock to be sentenced, after pulling an imitation pistol on the police and being shot in the face.

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Charges dropped after defendant dies in crash

August 4, 2017 | By More
Charges dropped after defendant dies in crash

Police have dropped eight charges against a man killed in a crash in a stolen work van on Tuesday afternoon.

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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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