The Crown has dropped a race fixing charge against harness racing trainer-driver Nigel Raymond McGrath, and another man has admitted three drugs charges arising from the Operation Inca investigation.
The Crown says its case is “overwhelming” against two men with Mongrel Mob patches who allegedly carried out an armed robbery seeking drugs and money at a Sydenham house.
A Spreydon man charged with stabbing a dog to death has been refused bail in a hearing at the Christchurch District Court.
A 26-year-old man accused of a robbery after a drug deal went sour says it was the alleged victim who pulled out a gun.
A woman has admitted a drug-addled burglary which led to a bystander’s pants being shredded by a police dog.
Twelve new charges alleging race fixing – including the drugging of a horse – and drug transactions have been laid against people involved in the police’s Operation Inca investigation into the harness racing scene.
After a young man he knew took his car, sold it, and cleaned out his child’s savings for drugs purchases, Tumahana John Ponga administered some rough justice.
A murder life parolee has been recalled to prison until at least next March for using drugs.
Wide-ranging suppressions apply to appearances by harness racing figures who were called before the Christchurch District Court today on charges including race fixing and drugs.
Appeal papers have been filed for a 30-year-old Christchurch man fighting to keep his name suppressed after his arrest as part of the police’s Operation Inca horse racing drugs investigation.