Tip leads to swoop on highs

Last updated 05:00 16/05/2014

Relevant offers

Crime

Christmas present burglary foiled Hazardous chemical pourer gets community work Burglars hit Manawatu schools Peter Ellis inquiry bid led by Don Brash Stepfather's rape appeal fails Sex trial judge is scathing of teens Police seek three men after assault Prisoner escapes from hospital Dog-bite victim's smile 'a sneer' Corrections officer stood down after Phillip Smith claims

Three hundred packs of herbal highs have been seized by Queenstown police after a tip.

Detective Matt Jones said after receiving a call from a member of the public about 300 individual 2.5 gram packets of a herbal high called Pink Kush were seized on Wednesday from a person who previously held a wholesaler's licence for the product.

However, since the Psychoactive Substances Bill was introduced last Thursday, the synthetic highs entered a legal grey zone where those who held wholesale or retail licences to deal in the substances had a 14-day timeframe to hand them over to police or the Ministry of Health.

"He has not committed a criminal offence, However, I would have expected him to have returned the products sooner," Jones said. It was likely the highs would be destroyed at the station in the same manner as marijuana, a station officer said.

Ad Feedback

- The Southland Times

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content