P user asks police for help

21:11, Nov 19 2012

A P user handed himself in to police to get help with his addiction, police say.

Nathan Daniel Eden, 32, a painter, of Blenheim, went to the police station about 3pm on November 8 and told an officer he wanted to hand himself in as his addiction was controlling his life.

Sergeant Mark Lucas told Blenheim District Court yesterday that Eden also handed over a bag with 0.3 grams of methamphetamine to the officer. Eden told police he thought he had been caught by a member of the public using the drug at a public toilet the day he handed himself in, Mr Lucas said.

In court, Eden admitted a charge of possession of methamphetamine and was remanded for sentencing on December 17 to allow an alcohol and drug report to be completed.

Judge John Walker told Eden he was doing the right thing.

"I can see from the other appearances you have had in court this has probably been a long-term thing and this a big step. Going to the police station shows how desperate you are for the help."


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