Farmer sentenced for dope

DEENA COSTER
Last updated 11:10 09/07/2014

Relevant offers

A Kaponga farmer has been given a community work sentence for growing dope at his home.

Kurt Frank, 24, was charged with cultivating cannabis after a  search warrant executed at his home on June 26 found five small to medium sized plants growing under lights.

Lawyer Alice Leonard said her client had grown the plants for personal use and had no history of drug offending.

Following Frank's guilty plea in the Hawera District Court on Tuesday, Judge Allan Roberts sentenced Frank to 100 hours of community work and made an order for destruction of the plants.

Ad Feedback

- Taranaki Daily News

Special offers
Opinion poll

Who are you most excited to see at Womad?

Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club

Sinead O’Connor

Tahuna Breaks

Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino

Balkan Beat Box

Someone else

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content

Follow the Taranaki Daily News on Twitter

Get Taranaki's frequent news and sport updates

TDN North Taranaki Midweek

The North Taranaki Midweek's online

Get your mid week news fix

TDN South Taranaki Star

South Taranaki Star online

Get your South Taranaki news online