Charges dropped against P-lab-accused

01:36, Jul 26 2013

A woman arrested in 2012 after a P-lab was allegedly found at her Hillsborough house was discharged at a pre-trial hearing in the Christchurch District Court today.

Crown prosecutor Phillippa Currie told Judge Jane Farish that the Crown was not going to proceed with the three charges against Amy Louise Pope, 30, of having equipment for manufacturing the class A drug methamphetamine.

At an earlier appearance in court, police alleged three children were at the house when it was being used as a P-lab in July 2012.

Her alleged co-offender, Mark James van Duinen, has elected trial on three charges of having equipment for manufacturing methamphetamine, and one charge of producing methamphetamine.

His trial is due to start on October 29.

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