R v Preston [2017] NZDC 13042

Published 14 November 2017

Sentencing — offering to supply methamphetamine — supplying methamphetamine — offering to supply cannabis — possession of methamphetamine utensil — possession of methamphetamine for supply — drugs — drug dealing. The defendant pleaded guilty to five drug related offences. The defendant's vehicle was searched by police who found 3.485 grams of methamphetamine, digital scales, $3,650, and two pipes. In sentencing, the court took into account the defendant's previous history, time spent on electronically monitored bail and the defendant's guilty plea. The defendant was sentenced to two years and three months' imprisonment, forfeiture of the money found in the defendant's vehicle was ordered. Judgment Date: 19 June 2017.