Veteran New Zealand cannabis law reform activist Dakta Green is accusing police of setting him up in what he calls "false and malicious charges."
Mr Green is accusing police of manufacturing evidence and pursuing a vendetta against him in an effort to derail his cannabis law reform activities. His latest cannabis charges stem from the April 22 raid on the motel unit where he was staying during his trial on charges arising from the June 2012 police raid on the Daktory. At the conclusion of this trial he was convicted and received a 28 month prison sentence.
The court was told by Police officers that they arrived at Dakta Greens motel after an "anonymous tip off" that he had sold cannabis to a teenager at the motel he was staying at. Upon arrival police noted that they could 'smell cannabis' and proceed to evoke the Search and Surveillance Act 2012 and search the premises, after finding a small amount of cannabis Dakta Green was arrested.