21 Oct 2019

Dakta Green and another man plead not guilty to cannabis charges

12:12 pm on 21 October 2019

Two Wellington men charged with possession and supply of cannabis have pleaded not guilty.

Dakta Green outside Wellington District Court.

Dakta Green outside Wellington District Court. Photo: RNZ / Emma Hatton

Dakta Green and John Middledorp have a raft of cannabis-related charges between them, and are seeking a jury trial.

The two men were arrested at a Mt Victoria address, known as the Daktory, in August.

The Daktory is described online as Wellington's first social cannabis club.

In the Wellington District Court this morning the pair pleaded not guilty - and asked for the matter to go to a jury trial.

Their lawyer, Michael Bott, said it was expected that Mr Middeldorp's wife would be charged, and go to trial as well.

The men have been remanded on bail.