One of the two Tauranga men on trial accused of manufacturing
$2.3m of P, claims it was impossible to have done so given
the chemicals and equipment he had access to and the cooking
method he used.
P-cook Wallace Scott Bramley, 38, who was giving evidence in
the High Court at Rotorua yesterday, insisted he had only
manufactured methamphetamine once between March 2 and 9, 2010
which was on March 7, during which he produced approximately
During questioning by his lawyer Paul Mabey, QC, Bramley said
he had been the partner and P-cook in his and his co-accused
Royce Allan Duncan's drug dealing business.
Duncan, 49, from Omanawa, and Bramley had earlier been
convicted of a raft of P manufacturing charges, including the
March 7, 2010 cook-up.
Bramley described his production method to the jury and the
amounts of psuedoephedrine hydrochloride he obtained during
the extraction phase of the March 7 cook-up.
Under cross examination by the prosecutor, Bramley insisted
he had never cooked up 2.35kg of methamphetamine in his life.
Bramley said the rate of methamphetamine production during
that cook up was a gram a minute, and on that basis the
amount of P the Crown claimed he was capable of producing on
March 2-3, 2010 was "impossible" - it would have taken almost
On March 4, 2010 he was in Auckland with $115,000 trying to
buy some more Contac NT to be used for a cook-up, he said.
Bramley insisted a text message reference to 2350 he and
Duncan had discussed in the days leading up to March 7 was
the quantity of hypophosphorous acid he needed to complete
the cooking process that day, not the amount of P he had
Former policeman and real estate agent Nigel David Walker,
47, who is also on trial, has denied conspiring with Duncan
to money launder some of Duncan's drug dealing proceeds.
The trial continues today.