Court delay for dope seller

Sentencing for a Dargaville man who admitted selling cannabis from his home has been adjourned.

Peter James Mako, 45, earlier pleaded guilty in the Dargaville District Court to two charges of possession for supply and six of selling cannabis.

Jurisdiction was declined by the district court at the time and he appeared for sentencing in the High Court at Whangarei this week.

However, his lawyer Meg Scally told the court that she had not received a report from Odyssey House for her client on a rehabilitation programme he would attend.

Ms Scally told Justice Paul Heath that Mako preferred his sentencing to be adjourned so that his attendance at the rehabilitation programme could be taken as a potential mitigating factor during sentencing.

He will re-appear for sentencing in the court on February 25.

- Northern Advocate

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