Shop manager charged with selling legal highs illegally


A Te Puke store manager has been charged with selling psychoactive substances without a license.

On Friday police searched a Te Puke shop after being tipped off that psychoactive substances were being sold illegally from the premises.

Police found a quantity of legal highs. A 24-year-old Tauranga man was arrested and charged with Selling an Approved Psychoactive Substance Product Without a Licence.

The store manager is due to appear in the Tauranga District Court on Thursday, May 8.

Tauranga police prevention manager Inspector Karl Wright-Sinclair said police took "firm action" on any breaches of the Psychoactive Substances Act.

"Police are disappointed that the man has allegedly sold psychoactive substances from a store without a licence and [we] encourage members of the community to report any illegal sales of psychoactive substances."

Members of the public can contact their local police station or call anonymously on Crimestoppers 0800 555 111.

- Rotorua Daily Post

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