Dairy owners in court after legal highs sting operation

Written by Legal Highs NZ on . Posted in Legal Highs, Psychoactive Substances

Two Hamilton dairy owners have appeared in court, charged with selling synthetic cannabis to an underage girl.

And the pair are not the only Waikato business people to get in trouble over the new Psychoactive Substances Act.

Robert Albert Bird, 68, was remanded at large without plea after appearing in the Hamilton District Court yesterday facing one charge of selling “Tai High” brand synthetic cannabis to a person under 18, on October the 7th 2013.

Frankton woman, Linda May Harris plans to fight her charge of selling Green Giggle to an underage girl during the same operation.

Bird and Harris both own dairies on Victoria St which were both the subject of a joint police and MoH controlled purchase operation.

The pair are not the only Waikato business people to get in trouble over the new Psychoactive Substances Act.

Beerescourt dairy owner Hui Xie, 33, was the first person charged under the new act, where he denies charges of selling a psychoactive substance and possession of psychoactive substances with intent to sell on August 14th 2013.

Police say they found more than 1200 packets of synthetic cannabis after a search of his dairy. Xie’s case is still before the courts.

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