Nineteen plants found in car

Police found 19 cannabis plants in a man’s car, for which he was charged with cultivation and possession.

Leslie Owen Young, 52, admitted the charges and two breaches of a protection order, for which he also appeared for sentence.

He received four months community detention and 12 months intensive supervision.

Judge Brooke Gibson said it was not known whether the cannabis belonged to Young but he took responsibility for it.

One of the protection order breaches related to 36 phone messages, some of which were offensive, and none of which were wanted by the complainant.

The other breach was more technical in nature and related to an incident in which Young sounded his horn loudly as he drove past a male friend of the complainant.

The sentence was recommended by the Department of Corrections.

Judge Gibson said while Young had convictions for past breaches of an order, they were some time ago.

The offending was now sufficiently widespread to not consider prison or home detention.

Any similar re-offence however, and the court would likely take a different view.

Craig Rawiri Hook, 32, admitted breaching a protection order and cultivating cannabis.

He received four months community detention and six months supervision.

The protection order breach involved Hook issuing threats to the holder.

The cannabis charge related to 23 seedlings with no evidence to support any commercial intent.

Police found 19 cannabis plants in a man’s car, for which he was charged with cultivation and possession.

Leslie Owen Young, 52, admitted the charges and two breaches of a protection order, for which he also appeared for sentence.

He received four months community detention and 12 months intensive supervision.

Judge Brooke Gibson said it was not known whether the cannabis belonged to Young but he took responsibility for it.

One of the protection order breaches related to 36 phone messages, some of which were offensive, and none of which were wanted by the complainant.

The other breach was more technical in nature and related to an incident in which Young sounded his horn loudly as he drove past a male friend of the complainant.

The sentence was recommended by the Department of Corrections.

Judge Gibson said while Young had convictions for past breaches of an order, they were some time ago.

The offending was now sufficiently widespread to not consider prison or home detention.

Any similar re-offence however, and the court would likely take a different view.

Craig Rawiri Hook, 32, admitted breaching a protection order and cultivating cannabis.

He received four months community detention and six months supervision.

The protection order breach involved Hook issuing threats to the holder.

The cannabis charge related to 23 seedlings with no evidence to support any commercial intent.

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