Police Patch—10 July 2018

This week another search warrant was executed at a local Waiuku address. A large quantity of drugs were located all nicely prepared for sale. Two people will be in Court shortly on Possession of Cannabis for Supply charges.
It would have been good while it lasted, all that quick money, but it comes with a number of risks.
You may set up your drug dealing shop and go about your business. But this will come to the attention of other drug dealers or the more unsavoury members of our community.
They may decide to pay you a visit, asset strip of your product and relieve you of your easy earned cash. Not to forget violence will more than likely be involved.
Then the people you deal with, your customers, your product suppliers are not normally the most reliable or trusting either. When and if they are caught they are often willing to give up others in the same industry. Sometimes they just want to shut down your shop as your hurting their market share so to speak.
Then once you have been relieved of your product you may have to deal with your product supplier who still wants to be paid for the product he supplied for your enterprise. I suspect telling them you’ve been robbed or the Police have been around will not get much sympathy from them. They may have their own debt recovery options.
The other risk is the Police visiting. We will do the same; relieve you of your product, you may end up in Court getting a criminal conviction for drug dealing that can affect such things as employment opportunities or overseas travel.
So, it may sound like a good idea to make some quick cash selling some drugs but I suggest you do some risk analysis first and decide whether you set up your franchise.
We are always busy but eventually we will get around to these addresses.
Call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 if you have any drug information.
Take care, Woody


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