3 Oct 2011

Drug accused back in court

3:07 pm on 3 October 2011

A man whom police accuse of being involved in a international drug ring made a second appearance in the Tauranga District Court on Monday morning.

Gary Read, 44, faces charges of drug importation and dealing offences, along with his daughter Kahsharn Read.

Another woman, Jade Brady, is also charged with possession of methamphetamine in relation to the case.

Last week the Armed Offenders Squad found $100,000 worth of methamphetamine and 1.5kg of ephedrine while searching a Tauranga property.

The court heard a second charge of importing ephedrine has been added to the charges being faced by Mr Read.

He was remanded in custody until his next appearance on 28 October.