Monday, December 20, 2021

NZ gangster Dean Noble - Going to prison used to be 'my job'

Notorious former Highway 61 gangster Dean Noble appeared in the Christchurch District Court where a judge said she was confident he can “can make a real go of it this time around”. He was given a slap on the wrist for possession of 99g of methamphetamine for supply, and breaching a protection order by having an air pistol. Its 12 months intensive supervision, along with monitoring and 40 hours of community work. Noble, who has more than 60 convictions, has spent much of his life behind bars. He was released on parole in March 2019 at the age of 51.
Noble said he was determined to take a better path from now on. “For a long time, for years, my job was to come to jail, get sentenced and pretty much [go] through the courts. “But I got my daughter now, and I’m married. Things are different, a little harder, but I am enjoying it. My family means more to me now. I am going to make the most of this that I can.”