04 September 2008
When flowers just don't cut it
A 40-year-old man from Stratford appeared in the Hawera District Court yesterday and was fined $500 and given a final warning for his offence. The crime? Wanting to give the gift that just keeps on giving, he posted two grammes of cannabis to his ex-wife in Whangarei, apparently 'helping his former wife financially and did not want her to pay for things she did not have to'. Unfortunately the postal address was incorrect and the mail centre staff noticed the strong smell coming from the package!
- Source: Taranaki Daily News, 3 September 2008