Electronic bail request refused

A 34-year-old Blenheim man facing nine drug-related charges had his application for electronic bail refused in Blenheim District Court yesterday.

Shaun Lee Satherley, a former sports coach, was charged with four class C drug offences in October last year and was granted bail, set to stand trial in October this year.

However, he was arrested again in March on two charges of offering to supply methamphetamine and three of conspiring to supply, for which he was taken into custody.

Judge Richard Russell told the court that Satherley's risk of reoffending was of particular concern and refused his application to be bailed with electronic monitoring.

He will next appear in court for an evaluation conference on July 9.

A Kaikoura man appeared in court on Monday on amphetamine charges.

Neihana James Manawatu, 27, appeared in court on two charges of supplying methamphetamine and five of dealing. He was remanded on bail until July 2.

Judge Russell told a Blenheim woman charged with shoplifting that she needed to focus on being a good mother.

Frances Shaze Ngaarangione, of Riversdale, stole a handbag from Farmers in March.

The 102 hours of community work Ngaarangione, 27 and seven months pregnant, had from a previous sentence was cancelled and she was ordered to come up for sentencing if she offended again within 12 months.

The Mirror