Pair face sentencing for drug crime

19:36, Dec 04 2012

Two New Plymouth men caught during Operation Puff, an undercover drug sting targeting the Rebels gang, have admitted their role.

In the High Court in New Plymouth, Ryan Adam Blackburn, a labourer, and Atamu Lee Manuel, a former Crave Club DJ, both of whom are in their 20s, pleaded guilty to drug offences.

Blackburn admitted that between May 19 and September 2 last year he conspired with others to supply a class C controlled drug, ecstasy.

Manuel admitted two counts of selling ecstasy over the same dates.

They will be sentenced on February 11.

Another 11 people, 10 men and a woman, charged with drug offences after the covert surveillance operation, were further remanded until December 20.


Taranaki Daily News