Rebels four found guilty

LYN HUMPHREYS
Last updated 05:00 22/06/2013

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The jury deliberating in the drug-busting case against the Taranaki Rebels motorcycle gang has found the four accused guilty on most charges.

After a long day's deliberation, the jury returned with their verdicts just before 8 last night.

The three men, Garry Antony Dewar, Dallas Francis Hikaka and Adam James Whitehead, were all found guilty of participating in an organised criminal group, the Rebels motorcycle gang.

Naleesha Angelica Moke, Dewar and Hikaka were found guilty of selling cannabis.

Dewar, Hikaka and Whitehead were all found not guilty of conspiring to supply class A methamphetamine.

Whitehead and Moke were found guilty of conspiring to supply class C varieties of Ecstasy. The jury was unable to agree on the same charge against Dewar and Hikaka and the two were discharged on that count.

Whitehead was found guilty of supplying cocaine.

The four were remanded by Justice Stephen Kos until August 9 for sentence in the High Court in New Plymouth. The charges were laid after a police surveillance operation in 2011 called Operation Puff.

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