A jury has been told it must set aside sympathy and prejudice and keep an open mind as it begins hearing evidence in a six-week synthetic cannabis dealing trial at the Christchurch District Court.
A group operating from a Sockburn dairy was dealing in “vast quantities” of synthetic cannabis, the Crown alleged as a six week trial began in the Christchurch District Court.
The quality of the methamphetamine sold by a man associated with the Tribesmen gang was so poor it was more of a fraud than a drug deal, said a Christchurch judge as he imposed a jail term.
Three police-issue tasers went missing during transport and ended up under the bed of a small scale Christchurch drugs dealer.
Police will have to keep their hands off gang members’ “colours” as they go about their business – legal or otherwise – after a judge’s ruling in the Christchurch District Court.
The Crown wants gang members convicted of organised criminal group charges to forfeit $22,352 cash and their Rebels MC patched vests.
Police found methamphetamine, a powerful handgun with ammunition, and $8000 cash when they searched a property in Aranui five weeks ago.
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.
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.
Cash and drugs worth about half a million dollars were found in a Christchurch police swoop, the Crown said as a 44-year-old pleaded guilty.