Rugby player in court

Last updated 15:51 04/03/2014
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Tukiterangi Jahna Raimona, a 2013 Southland Stags squad member, has admitted a charge of dishonestly obtaining a prescription form.

Raimona, 22, appeared in the Invercargill District Court this afternoon before Judge Michael Turner, where an order for interim name suppression was lifted.

He admitted the charge of dishonestly obtaining a document, namely a prescription form, with intent to obtain a pecuniary advantage on February 18.

The court was told Raimona presented a prescription form at an Invercargill pharmacy for Triazolam 60 tablets, Diazepan 60 tablets and Oxynorm 40 but because of the controlled nature of the drugs inquiries were made.

The inquiry established the prescription had not been issued and had been forged.

When spoken to by police Raimona admitted the facts, the court was told.

His lawyer Simon Claver told the court Raimona accepted full responsibility for his actions.

He was remanded on bail to April 11 for sentence.

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- The Southland Times

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