16 Apr 2013

Cooks drugs dealer to get jail sentence

1:33 pm on 16 April 2013

Another of the 13 people charged after Cook Islands police's biggest ever drugs investigation is facing a jail term after being found guilty of selling cannabis.

But Scott Arlander was found not guilty of a series of other charges, including importing and supplying cannabis, importing LSD and conspiring to import ecstasy.

He is already in custody and has been told by the judge, Justice Colin Doherty, to expect a jail term when he is sentenced in August.

Justice Doherty told Arlander the jury had deemed him a drug dealer.

Three others caught in the sting in 2011 were sentenced last year after pleading guilty.

Other defendants go to trial in August.