Home detention for drug crime

18:50, Nov 15 2012

Barry Kevin Hughes, 36, was last week sentenced to seven months' home detention and 150 hours' community work for drug offences.

Hughes faced two charges of possessing cannabis plant for sale and one charge of selling cannabis between May 20 and June 22 . He appeared before Judge Kevin Phillips in Invercargill District Court. The court was told six cannabis tinnies were found at Hughes' house. Digital scales and containers of cannabis were also found. Cellphone evidence suggested he was dealing in cannabis.

Bradie Thomas Burns, 26, meat worker, was sentenced to seven months' home detention and 150 hours' community work for possessing cannabis oil, possessing cannabis for the purpose of selling or offering to sell and obstructing police on June 3.

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