CCTV equipment must go judge tells accused

A woman charged with drug dealing-type offences has been granted bail but must remove CCTV equipment installed at her house and directed on it from nearby properties, to monitor when police arrive for compliance checks.

Forli Hollis, 56, faces six charges of offering to supply methamphetamine, one of possessing cannabis for supply, two of selling cannabis, and a charge of receiving.

Police signalled more charges against Hollis are pending, with about 25 likely to be laid in total.

Counsel Amanda Courtney sought ordinary bail for Hollis, who had previously been granted electronically-monitored bail but was later remanded in custody when her sponsor became untenable.

Police opposed the application, largely objecting to Hollis being returned to her Taruheru Crescent home where the alleged offending was said to have occurred.

Judge Raumati granted the application but warned Hollis any failure to comply with attaching conditions would see her returned to custody.

Those conditions included removal of, and a prohibition on, any electronic equipment at or directed at her house for monitoring purposes.

The judge also imposed a 24-hour, seven days a week curfew to the address, an order forbidding Hollis to associate with two of her daughters (Cephar and Alice), a prohibition on contact with gang members or associates, and an order forbidding Hollis from using alcohol or other non-prescription drugs.

She will be required to submit to random breath-tests.

The case will be reviewed on January 9.

A woman charged with drug dealing-type offences has been granted bail but must remove CCTV equipment installed at her house and directed on it from nearby properties, to monitor when police arrive for compliance checks.

Forli Hollis, 56, faces six charges of offering to supply methamphetamine, one of possessing cannabis for supply, two of selling cannabis, and a charge of receiving.

Police signalled more charges against Hollis are pending, with about 25 likely to be laid in total.

Counsel Amanda Courtney sought ordinary bail for Hollis, who had previously been granted electronically-monitored bail but was later remanded in custody when her sponsor became untenable.

Police opposed the application, largely objecting to Hollis being returned to her Taruheru Crescent home where the alleged offending was said to have occurred.

Judge Raumati granted the application but warned Hollis any failure to comply with attaching conditions would see her returned to custody.

Those conditions included removal of, and a prohibition on, any electronic equipment at or directed at her house for monitoring purposes.

The judge also imposed a 24-hour, seven days a week curfew to the address, an order forbidding Hollis to associate with two of her daughters (Cephar and Alice), a prohibition on contact with gang members or associates, and an order forbidding Hollis from using alcohol or other non-prescription drugs.

She will be required to submit to random breath-tests.

The case will be reviewed on January 9.

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