Sickness halts trial

03:05, Oct 18 2012

A High Court Hamilton trial involving a former high profile city car salesman has been adjourned due to sickness of one of the accused.

Brendon Murray Carlisle has caught a contagious illness and caused the temporary halt of the trial.

Carlisle, 30, is one of five fighting drugs charges after police raided three properties belonging to former car salesman Stephen John Gray, 56.

Gray has admitted possessing methamphetamine, cannabis and LSD but denies manufacturing it.

The other co-accused are Simon Lindsay Kayrouz, 43, of Raglan, Kenton Ian Haine, 30, of Hamilton and Kyle Lane Murphy, 29, of Hamilton.

Gray is accused as being the ringleader of the group which police say manufactured and distributed the drugs, along with ecstasy, amongst the community.

More than $150,000 cash and large quantities of the drugs were found in the raid on October 12, 2009.

The trial will resume on Tuesday.

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