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Address: 158A Ridge Rd, Howick, Auckland 2014 E: email@example.com P: 533 3330 M: 021 177 0454 www.drtoot.com 120664 By CHRIS HARROWELL POLICE are disgusted at the actions of a woman who al- legedly sold illegal drugs from her home in the presence of her two young children. Armed offcers from Counties Manukau East Police’s tactical crime reduction unit executed a search warrant at the woman’s Flat Bush home just before 6am on January 24. They were hunting for stolen property and illegal drugs includ- ing cannabis and methampheta- mine (P). The woman shares the house in Flat Bush School Road with a male associate and her children aged two and three. Police constable Lauren Hard- ing-Parkins says police found at the property $4500 in cash hidden in a shoe in the woman’s bedroom, andagramofPstoredinabag inside cane furniture. She says offcers also found drug utensils including a P pipe, meas- uring scales, small plastic bags known as point bags, and a stolen washing machine. The 23-year-old woman living at the house was arrested by police and is charged with supplying methamphetamine and possession for supply of methamphetamine. She appeared in the Manukau District Court on January 24 and was released on bail to reappear in court on February 20. Police swooped on the woman’s home after receiving information from the public through the free and anonymous Crimestoppers tip-off phone line. “This search warrant was a team effort,” Ms Harding-Parkins told the Times. “We’re very happy to have seized these drugs and cash. “While we were at the address other people were turning up to buy drugs from this woman. “A 31-year-old man who came to the property was arrested and charged with procuring metham- phetamine. People were also tex- ting the woman’s cellphone trying to organise drug deals. “That information will be for- warded to other police staff, where further investigation will most likely continue.” Concerned for the welfare of the women’s two children, police have referred the case to Child, Youth and Family. “Children should never be exposed to an environment where their mother openly deals meth- amphetamine and other drugs from the family home,” Ms Hard- ing-Parkins says. “It’s disgusting behaviour and shows this woman has little regard for her children’s welfare. “We want to thank members of the public who offered informa- tion through Crimestoppers on illegal drug-selling at this house in Flat Bush. “We’re very happy with the out- come of the search warrant and appreciate people taking the time to report suspicious activity hap- pening at this address.” To report suspected illegal drug activity in East Auckland, phone Counties Manukau East Police on 261-1300, or Crimestoppers on 0800-555-111. Warrant uncovers drugs and money at residence EVIDENCE: Police allegedly found illegal drugs, cash, and drug-related items when executing a search warrant in Flat Bush on January 24. Photos supplied Concert held for awareness F ➤ romPage1 “It’s a very blurry thing to understand if you don’t have it,” he says. “We’re hoping art and music can help communicate information so people can begin to understand what it’s all about.” To make the fundraiser more upbeat, Mr Singh contacted some of his friends in the East Auckland music community and asked if they would get involved. He’s secured the services of a number of Auckland bands to play on the night, including The DeLoreans, Paper Cranes, and his own group, White Rabbit Black Monkey. Mrs Matthews says she’s driven by a determination to help people who need it the most. Two of the main things she and Mr Singh hope to achieve in the near future are funding an ME feld worker for the area and an emergency meals programme. “One of the women in our support group has been in two nursing homes and the nurses say ‘we don’t know what to do’,” says Mrs Matthews. “It’s our job to pick up that slack and put the information out there. “Patients can get a wrong diagnosis, which makes things worse. “It’s undulating for some people. Some feel well and then crash, and some get sick and then get even worse. “It’s diffcult when patients can’t fnd information on it and aren’t able to vali- date their illness with their workmates, friends and family.” Several experts will speak at the event, including former Kiwis rugby league international and ME sufferer Richie Bar- nett, of Howick. The fundraiser includes the launch of a cookbook entitled Mix, Measure and Pour, containing recipes from East Auckland ME support group members. The You and ME live art auction and music performance fundraising event is on at the public arts centre at 35 Uxbridge Road, Howick, at 7.30pm on February 9. Tickets cost $5 and can be bought at the door.
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