Christchurch father-of-two has been told not to have "unrealistic expectations" about a possible home detention sentence after pleading guilty to 16 drugs charges arising from the police's Operation Nebraska nationwide investigation.
Jamie Daniel Robinson, a 27-year-old demolition worker, admitted a range of drugs charges involving methamphetamine and BZP and unlawful possession of a shotgun and cartridges. His offending occurred in Christchurch in September and October.
Christchurch District Court Judge David Saunders ordered a report on Robinson's suitability for home detention but warned it might not be the outcome for Robinson, who had his wife in court, along with their children aged four and seven.
Sentencing was set for May 14, with Robinson staying on bail in the meantime.
Several people have been arrested after the police operation.
Three of those arrested in Christchurch have pleaded not guilty and have been remanded to a case review hearing in Wellington on April 10.
Robinson was due to start a three-times-a-week alcohol and drug rehabilitation programme.
- The Press
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