17 Oct 2016

Man jailed for supplying meth during home detention

2:23 pm on 17 October 2016

A man arrested after a drug raid, which targeted a major methamphetamine supply network in Wellington, has been jailed for four years and two months.

Robert Wildman, 37, was sentenced in the High Court in Wellington today after earlier admitting charges of possession and supply of methamphetamine.

In May 2014 he made arrangements to supply 142g of the Class A drug to two major players in the network for $65,000, recruiting a woman to deliver it and collect payment.

However, police were already searching the motel where the transaction was to be carried out by the time the buyers arrived.

Justice Collins said the offending was premeditated, and committed while Wildman was on home detention for previous offending.

Wildman had shown genuine remorse and attended a rehabilitation programme, and deserved credit for that, the judge said.