Blanket Man guilty on cannabis charge

01:43, Jan 31 2009
DRUGS CHARGE: Bernett Hana, aka Blanket Man, has been charged for possession of cannabis.

Wellington's well-known street person, Bernett Hana, known as Blanket Man, pleaded guilty to possession of cannabis when he appeared in Wellington District Court today.

At 7pm on Friday Hana was arrested on Courtenay Place in central Wellington for possession of five tinned foil bullets containing cannabis leaves.

He pleaded guilty to the charge and was remanded on bail to be sentenced when he reappeared on February 12 to face other cannabis charges.

Hana appeared in the dock wrapped in his trademark blanket.