A Canadian tourist has copped a lucky break after she was
caught with a cannabis pipe at Queenstown Airport.
Sergeant Keith Newell, of Queenstown, said the 25-year-old
woman was fortunate the pipe, which was in a sealed bag, was
discovered while her bag was being screened as she was
checking in for a flight to Bali on Friday morning.
Sgt Newell said the consequences would have been much worse
for the woman if the pipe had been found in Bali.
• On Friday night, police were carrying out a bail check at a
house in Fernhill, Queenstown, when a bag of cannabis was
seen through a window.
A search of the house uncovered 43.9g of cannabis in bags and
As a result, a 19-year-old Queenstown man was arrested and
remanded in custody.
• On Sunday afternoon, police carried out breath-alcohol
checks at the bottom of the Coronet Peak access road after
receiving reports of excessive drinking at the ski area
during the day.
Senior Constable Chris Blackford, of Queenstown, said that of
the 115 cars stopped, three drivers tested positive for
alcohol but were not over the legal limit.
Most of the drivers stopped commented to police that
breath-testing drivers leaving the ski area was a good idea,