Containers of drugs fall out in strip-search

Last updated 07:41 27/09/2013

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A pill bottle and a sunglasses case containing drugs fell from a man's buttocks while he was being strip-searched, the Invercargill District Court was told yesterday.

Simon John Charles Pearson, 39, appeared before Judge Richard Russell this week and admitted breaching community work, driving carelessly, possessing cannabis plant, cannabis oil, LSD, methamphetamine, diazepam, triazolam, utensils for smoking methamphetamine and possessing a knife in public. He was remanded to October 25 for sentence.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Rob Mills said a car Pearson was in was searched because of a strong cannabis smell and when he was asked to get out of the car, he attempted to put a glass pipe down the front of his pants.

When spoken to by police about the pipe, used for smoking methamphetamine, he denied any knowledge of it, Mr Mills said.

Pearson was searched and produced a black folding knife, a brown pill container, 5g of cannabis and $2880, he said.

Pearson acknowledged the cannabis was his and for his own personal use. He said he had the knife for his protection because he was carrying a lot of cash.

He was then taken to the police station and informed he would be strip-searched, he said. During the search, a brown pill container and a black sunglasses case fell from between his buttocks, Mr Mills said. In the container and case, several drugs were found including a pill capsule containing cannabis oil, seven triazolam pills, six diazepam pills, 12 LSD tabs and methamphetamine. Pearson told police the cannabis and LSD were for his own use.

Cannabis

Travis William Haggart, 23, was sentenced to 65 hours' community work and six months' supervision for procuring cannabis between January 1 and May 4.

Assault

Shane Michael Manga, 40, was sentenced to 175 hours' community work and 12 months' intensive supervision for assaulting a female and intentionally damaging a gear-stick on August 26.

Robert James Steven Byres, 50, was fined $500 and ordered to pay $650 emotional harm reparation for assault on August 11.

Lyndon Daryl Ralston, 33, meatworker, was sentenced to 80 hours' community work for assaulting a female and possessing cannabis plant material on September 1.

Daniel Thomas Evans, 22, was remanded in custody to October 29 for sentence for intentionally damaging a vehicle, assaulting a female andbreaching a protection order on July 20 and August 23.

Disorderly behaviour

Morgan McCarrison, 30, landscape gardener, was fined $275 for behaving in a disorderly manner likely to cause violence on September 1.

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Breach

A 44-year-old man, who has final name suppression, was fined $300 and sentenced to six months' supervision for breaching a protection order on September 2.

Chea Takaari Whatarau, 18, was sentenced to 125 hours' community work for breaching community work.

Theft

Ricky Leslie Soper, 20, was sentenced to 60 hours' community work for stealing $20 jeans from The Warehouse on September 2 and a $2.45 meat pie from Pak 'n Save on September 6.

Obstructing police

Bobby Mani Lake, 23, was fined $450 for obstructing police on August 31.

Burglary

Dylan Mark Hair, 18, of Glenham, was remanded on bail to October 25 for sentence for burglary at Wyndham on September 9.

John Raymond Swinburne, 38, farm worker, was remanded in custody to October 29 for sentence for burglary on August 29 and September 9.

Receiving

Amanda Michelle McDowell, 24, was sentenced to two months' jail and ordered to pay $207.50 reparation for receiving a cellphone valued at $300 knowing it had been stolen on August 13 and breaching community work.

Driving

Raymond Hohepa Kahuroa was sentenced to 75 hours' community work and disqualified from driving for six months for driving while disqualified on September 14.

Phillip Andrew Ward, 19, was sentenced to 80 hours' community work and disqualified for eight months for driving while disqualified on August 27.

Jordie Michael Kelly, 26, of Nightcaps, was sentenced to five months' community detention, 100 hours' community work, six months' supervision, disqualified for one year and one day and authorised to apply for a three-year zero-alcohol licence for driving while disqualified and with a breath alcohol level of 791mcg on August 11.

Chanel Ann Baker, 34, was sentenced to four months' community detention, 120 hours' community work, six months' supervision, disqualified indefinitely and authorised to apply for a three-year zero-alcohol licence for driving while disqualified and with a breath alcohol level of 764mcg on July 5.

Michaela Hayley Maunsell, 21, was sentenced to 50 hours' community work and disqualified for six months for driving while disqualified on August 30.

Yurou Zhang, 44, chef, of Te Anau, was remanded at large to October 25 for careless driving causing injury at Te Anau on August 28.

Drink-driving

Mitchell David Scammell, 19, mechanic, of Wanaka, was fined $500, sentenced to six months' supervision, disqualified for four months and authorised to apply for a three-year zero-alcohol licence for driving with a breath alcohol level of 365mcg (under 20) at Wanaka on July 28.

Robert Ian Goodwin, 59, of Ohai, 533mcg at Tuatapere on September 19. Sentenced to 75 hours' community work and disqualified for seven months.

Tyrone Chaise Cull, 22, labourer, 713mcg on September 15. Sentenced to 75 hours' community work and disqualified for six months.

Nadine Young, 26, 741mcg on September 1. Fined $750 and disqualified for six months.

Deanna Faye Murdoch, 35, manager, 978mcg on September 22. Fined $950 and disqualified for six months.

Ethan Keiran Fischer, 524mcg on June 15. Sentenced to 60 hours' community work and disqualified for six months.

Robert Glynn McEwan, 25, machine operator, of Christchurch, was remanded on bail to October 29 for sentence for driving with a blood alcohol level of 137mg at Winton on August 24.

- The Southland Times

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