Queenstown man Scott William Te Au admits meth, cocaine possession

Queenstown District Court.

Queenstown District Court.

A Queenstown man found with zip-lock bags of meth and cocaine in his car has pleaded guilty.

Scott William Te Au, 30, operator, pleaded guilty to three charges including possession of methamphetamine, possession of cocaine and possession of a glass pipe for smoking methamphetamine in the Queenstown District Court on Monday.

Te Au was pulled over by Queenstown police about 1pm on February 18 where a search of the vehicle was conducted and police found 0.82 grams of meth and 1.43 grams of cocaine in zip lock bags, the summary of facts said.

A P pipe was also found along with $800 cash.

Meth, cocaine found in Queenstown man's car

Te Au told police he was "having a few problems" and he'd only been "using" for a few months, the facts said.

Te Au's lawyer Liam Collins said his drug issues related to mental illness and there was no intention by Te Au to supply the drugs to others.

Collins noted Te Au hadn't committed any other crimes to fund his habit and was in full time employment.

Judge Mark Callaghan said Te Au was on a "downhill spiral" if he didn't get the help he needed.

He ordered Te Au to pay fines of $400 plus court costs for the cocaine charge, $300 for the meth charge and $250 for possession of the pipe. 

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The meth and cocaine charges were to be paid by Friday.

Destruction of the pipe was also ordered.



 - Stuff

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