A 49-year-old North
Shore man faces six charges in relation to a fire in Milford
The man has been charged with
manufacturing methamphetamine, possession for supply of
methamphetamine, possession of equipment, possession of
equipment, possession of precursors, possession of materials
and criminal nuisance.
A bedside hearing will be
held at Middlemore Hospital where he is being treated for
As the matter is now before the Courts Police
cannot make any further comment.
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