Scribe found guilty of methamphetamine possession
Popular Samoan rapper Scribe, whose real name is Malo Ioane Luafutu, has been found guilty of methamphetamine possession.
The verdict was delivered at the Christchurch District Court on Thursday, according to reports.
The Daily Mail Australia reports that the 38-year-old was facing six charges - possession of methamphetamine, possession of an offensive weapon, possession of instruments and three charges for breaching bail.
Judge Raoul Neave dismissed all other charges after police alleged they found Scribe 'swinging a softball bat, swearing and asking 'whose ****ing car is this?' on April 2, 2017, later finding drugs in his possession.
According to the Otago Daily Times, the rapper arrived to Court on Thursday smoking a cigarette and had his own 'camera crew entourage' in tow.
Police told the court they responded to the incident on Ollivers Rd, in the inner-city Christchurch suburb of Phillipstown last year.
The 'Not Many' songwriter was allegedly yelling and throwing 'Rashuns chips in the air' - catching them in his mouth.
A resident witnessed the screaming fit from her motor home, telling the court she was parked across a thoroughfare near some Rugby League club rooms.
They reported the area is notorious for youth crime, drug use and fly tipping, and the woman feared for the safety of herself and her male partner.
Scribe was allegedly 'standing on the wheel arch of her car, swearing and yelling' and demanding to know who owned the motor home.
They claimed he was 'tapping' the softball bat against the vehicle.
The witness explained she had permission to use the space by the owner of the property, retreating inside to get the card.