Guilty pleas on day eight have brought an early end to a trial of three people involved in a $4 million synthetic cannabis dealing ring.
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.
A woman who admitted possessing synthetic cannabis for sale at a time when people were dying from taking it has been jailed for six months.
Robbery of an elderly man for a car was behind the killing of Pierclaudio Raviola who was found injured in a Sumner carpark in March 2017.
The elderly woman victim of Jolian Wayne Thomas King, who raided her purse after being allowed to come into her home to use her phone, should be repaid soon.
Elliot Evan Hudson must pay nearly $4000 for the damage he did in his window-smashing rampage along Lincoln Road.
Two men who imported a batch of “ultra-potent zombie drug” to make synthetic cannabis, will be allowed to serve sentences on home detention.
A teenager says the shop worker he robbed at the Woolston Night n Day store in Ferry Road “must be used to it” by now.
A second man has admitted importing a psychoactive substance which could be used to produce up to 25kg of synthetic cannabis with a potential street value of half a million dollars.