William Laurence Teanini, 27, was remanded in custody after his appearance in the New Plymouth District Court yesterday.
Teanini has pleaded guilty to assault with intent to injure, possession of cannabis and cannabis oil and taking drugs into a penal institution.
Judge Tony Adeane called for a probation officer's report prior to sentencing on March 12.
- Taranaki Daily News
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