Man admits meth supply conspiracy

A man arrested during a series of police raids has admitted five charges, including conspiring to supply methamphetamine.

Karl Steven Shepherd, a 31-year-old labourer, also pleaded guilty to possession of two sticks of explosives, possession of ammunition, possession of a pipe for consuming methamphetamine, and cultivating cannabis in the Christchurch District Court today.

He was one of a group that were arrested and charged after the raids on December 6, 2016.

The methamphetamine dealing conspiracy charge relates to October, and the other charges are dated for the time of the raids in December.

Six men have pleaded not guilty to their charges, and have elected jury trial. Their case review hearing is on May 29.

Judge Tom Gilbert remanded Shepherd on bail for Crown sentencing on June 16.


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