Article Title:McDonald sentenced on drugs charges
Category:New Zealand Daily News
Author or Credit:GayNZ.com News Staff
Published on:6th September 2003 - 12:00 pm
Published by:GayNZ.com
Story ID:2004
Text:Former TV3 newsreader Darren McDonald has been sentenced to eight months jail on charges of supplying drugs, however he has been granted bail for up to two months while the Parole Board considers an application for home detention. "Given your high profile and given the acknowledged availability of drugs in prison, I'm prepared to accept this as a case where deferment (of custody) should be accepted," said Justice Frater. McDonald, who openly spoke of his homosexuality and drug addiction for the first time in Woman's Day recently, was an addict whose denial of his drug problem had cost him a great job with good money, according to defence lawyer Marie Dyhrberg.    
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