Builder faces meth charges

Accused of having drug production equipment.

Accused of having drug production equipment.

GISBORNE carpenter Warren Roger Traue has appeared in Gisborne District Court on charges alleging serious offending related to methamphetamine production and use.

Traue, 54, appeared before Judge Jonathan Down in Gisborne District Court and was to have entered pleas to seven charges: three of allowing the drug to be used at premises, and four of possessing equipment or precursor substances intended for use in the the manufacture of P.

But the case was adjourned unopposed by police, who have since further charged Traue with a Crown scheduled offence of manufacturing the class A drug, an offence that carries a penalty of up to life imprisonment.

Traue was further remanded on bail to a Wellington address for a Crown case review hearing back in this court on April 23.

Charging documents detail specifics of the charges.

• In relation to the use of premises, it is alleged that Traue allowed methamphetamine to be used at 22 Waipaoa Road between February 28, 2015 and November 1, 2016; that he allowed the drug to be used at 67 Ormond Road, between October 19 and November 9, last year; and that he allowed it to be used at 4 Oak Street between October 25 and November 9 last year.

• Two charges laid on November 8 last year allege Traue was in possession that day of a distiller and of sulfuric acid.

• On November 9 last year, he was said to have been in possession of two distillers, and in possession of distillation condensers, steam distillers, high-pressure reaction vessels, glass beakers, portable gas cookers and hot plates.

Under the Misuse of Drugs Act, allowing methamphetamine to be used at premises can result in a maximum 10 years imprisonment.

Being in possession of equipment or precursor substances for the production of methamphetamine can result in a five-year term.

Traue is represented by counsel Leighvi Maynard.

GISBORNE carpenter Warren Roger Traue has appeared in Gisborne District Court on charges alleging serious offending related to methamphetamine production and use.

Traue, 54, appeared before Judge Jonathan Down in Gisborne District Court and was to have entered pleas to seven charges: three of allowing the drug to be used at premises, and four of possessing equipment or precursor substances intended for use in the the manufacture of P.

But the case was adjourned unopposed by police, who have since further charged Traue with a Crown scheduled offence of manufacturing the class A drug, an offence that carries a penalty of up to life imprisonment.

Traue was further remanded on bail to a Wellington address for a Crown case review hearing back in this court on April 23.

Charging documents detail specifics of the charges.

• In relation to the use of premises, it is alleged that Traue allowed methamphetamine to be used at 22 Waipaoa Road between February 28, 2015 and November 1, 2016; that he allowed the drug to be used at 67 Ormond Road, between October 19 and November 9, last year; and that he allowed it to be used at 4 Oak Street between October 25 and November 9 last year.

• Two charges laid on November 8 last year allege Traue was in possession that day of a distiller and of sulfuric acid.

• On November 9 last year, he was said to have been in possession of two distillers, and in possession of distillation condensers, steam distillers, high-pressure reaction vessels, glass beakers, portable gas cookers and hot plates.

Under the Misuse of Drugs Act, allowing methamphetamine to be used at premises can result in a maximum 10 years imprisonment.

Being in possession of equipment or precursor substances for the production of methamphetamine can result in a five-year term.

Traue is represented by counsel Leighvi Maynard.

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