A former Government employee in Northland accused of selling methamphetamine and cannabis to a woman has appealed a decision to stop name suppression.
In the High Court at Whangarei today Justice Rebecca Ellis heard submissions from the man's lawyer Peter Magee and crown prosecutor David Stevens.
Justice Ellis suppressed all details of the hearing until she released her judgement which was expected to be tomorrow.
The man was not in court but his lawyer argued for continued suppression of his name, occupation and any details that may identify him. The man is facing a charge of supplying the Class A drug methamphetamine and another of selling cannabis to a person over the age of 18.
Supplying methamphetamine - or P as it is commonly known - carries a maximum penalty of life imprisonment and police allege both offences happened between June 1, 2011, and June 30, 2012.
It is alleged the offences occurred while the man was still employed in a senior position by the Government department.
Previously a district court judge had ruled there were insufficient grounds to continue with name suppression for the man or the woman and he ended the interim suppression orders.