A Wellington lawyer has lost his legal bid to avoid a conviction for possession of illicit drugs, including methamphetamine.
Keith Jeffries, 66, appeared in the Wellington District Court this morning and pleaded guilty to a range of charges, including possession of utensils for smoking methamphetamine and possession of a psychoactive substance.
The drugs were found when the police searched his car, office and home in July last year.
Jeffries had sought a discharge without conviction, but Judge David Ruth declined the request, entering convictions and fining Jeffries a total of $1300.
It is understood Jeffries may now also face a Law Society investigation.