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A methamphetamine addict began her 37th birthday being sentenced to four years’ jail for supplying the drug to others.

Kate Louise Bevin of Tawa, who turned 37 today, had pleaded guilty to three charges of conspiring to supply, two of supply and two of offering to supply, possession of cannabis and possession of an offensive weapon.

Kate Bevin

 Kate Bevin, who turned 37 today, has been jailed on drugs charges.


Bevin was caught up in Operation Marian, which saw Wellington police uncover five P labs, raid 12 homes and seize cash, vehicles, weapons, chemicals and large amounts of methamphetamine in April last year.

Wellington District Court judge Ian Mill, who jailed her, called her an addict who dealt to others.

He said after she was caught she was released on bail and went on to continue to offend.

Bevin offered to sell to associates in her own network and got the drug from Robert Taui, who was jailed for six years for his part in the operation.

Judge Mill said Bevin had grappled with her addiction, making tremendous progress by completing a residential drug treatment programme.

Bevan’s lawyer Liz Hall said she was diabetic and needed careful management in prison.

She said Bevin’s level of addiction was significant, having been a drug user for 10 years. Bevan had now done a treatment programme, counselling and began rebuilding her relationship with her family.



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