14 Aug 2015

Lawyer convicted for drug possession

7:12 pm on 14 August 2015

A Wellington lawyer has lost his legal bid to avoid a conviction for possession of illicit drugs, including methamphetamine.

Wellington District Court.

Wellington District Court. Photo: RNZ / Alexander Robertson

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.