Teacher charged over euthanasia drug

courtCharges 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.
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