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Homeless addict pleads for jail time

An amphetamine addict in New Zealand says he should be locked up to protect the community.
An amphetamine addict in New Zealand says he should be locked up to protect the community.

A 22-YEAR-OLD New Zealand man with an "extreme” amphetamine problem asked to be jailed when he appeared in court yesterday.

Andy Junior Halliday, of no fixed abode, asked to be imprisoned for his and the community's safety.

Probation officer Kelly Ratahi said Halliday had been serving a supervision sentence, but failed to comply with it or complete his community work hours.

Judge Robert Murfitt asked Halliday if the main reason for wa nting to go to prison was so he could go "cold turkey”.

Halliday replied "yeah pretty much”.

Judge Murfitt did not sentence Halliday to prison, but remanded him until October 27 to appear at Christchurch District Court.

- WESTPORT NEWS

Topics:  addict amphetamines drugs



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