Scribe remanded on bail on five charges

Scribe has been remanded on bail to reappear in Christchurch District Court on five charges including possession of a weapon, possession of a Class A drug and possession of a pipe.

The charges date back to alleged offending in April.

His lawyer told the Porirua District Court he didn't appear in Christchurch yesterday because he was "stuck in Wellington, because his sickness benefit had been cut off and he had no money to go."

She said a friend has now offered to drive him to Christchurch.

Police opposed bail but Judge Johnston granted bail, with conditions including that he doesn't consume drugs or alcohol, resides at a specific address and reports to Christchurch police on Monday.

"Police will not tolerate any more no-shows," Judge Johnston said.

"If you breach conditions or there is any further offending you may be remanded in custody."

Earlier Scribe visited court ahead of his appearance before fleeing media, to answer just one question: How many no shows can you do? "Not many," he said - a thinly veiled reference to his track of the same title, in which he says: “How many dudes do you know roll like this? Not many, if any"

Scribe's due to appear in Christchurch District Court on August 22.