Charges laid over importing euthanasia drug
Stuff co.nz 28 October 2016
Family First Comment: And this is why the police must be vigilant and investigate any risk to people of them being encouraged – and given the means – to commit suicide.
A Hutt Valley teacher has been charged with importing a drug used for euthanasia.
Susan Dale Austen, 65, listed as a teacher from Maungaraki, faces one charge of importing the narcotic sedative pentobarbitone between March 2012 and October 2016, and one of importing on September 30.
She appeared before a Wellington District Court registrar and was remanded until February without entering a plea.
A previous application for name suppression was not renewed.