No pleas on drugs matters

Three people have appeared in court after police raids in Mosgiel netted methamphetamine, cannabis and cash.

Three arrests were made following three separate raids in and around the Mosgiel area on Tuesday, Acting Senior Sergeant Anthony Bond said.

The three defendants appeared separately before Judge Kevin Phillips in the District Court in Dunedin yesterday.

Stacey Lee Peart (32), of Mosgiel, appeared on charges of offering to supply methamphetamine (two charges), conspiring with another to supply methamphetamine, offering to supply LSD (two charges), offering to supply ritalin (two charges), offering to supply morphine, and offering to supply cannabis (two charges), on various occasions between July 31 last year and April 25 this year.

David Paul Good (38), concrete worker, of Woodside, was charged with offering to supply methamphetamine (two charges), offering to supply LSD, offering to supply ecstasy, offering to supply cannabis (two charges), and cultivating cannabis (jointly with another person), on various dates between December 13 last year and September 15 this year.

Dion Mark Pennington (43), concrete worker, of Mosgiel, was charged with offering to supply methamphetamine, between January 1 and February 14 this year; and possessing methamphetamine, and possessing cannabis, on September 15.

All three were remanded on bail without plea until next month.

It followed another raid in Mosgiel on September 7, during which police found a cannabis-growing operation and a firearm.

Sergeant Boyd Smart said while it was not connected to the latest warrants, it was part of a wider operation targeting drug use in the region.

No charges relating to last week’s warrant have been laid.

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