Rarotonga businessman Christopher Denny is still awaiting evidence as he faces charges of possessing cannabis and a utensil.
Denny appeared for a call over in the High Court at
Avarua on Friday where defence lawyer Mark Short said he had been advised by
the CIB (Criminal Investigation Bureau) that he would be receiving copies of
text messages, but had not yet received them.
Short sought an adjournment and asked the matter be
heard again on December 15.
When Denny appeared in court on August 1, Chief
Justice Patrick Keane said the Crown would be relying on text messages and it
was being analysed by an expert from New Zealand.
Denny was arrested and charged with possession of
cannabis leaves on February 16 and appeared in the Criminal Court on February
At the time, he was held in custody overnight and
Justice of the Peace Georgina Keenan-Williams granted Denny bail with
conditions that he surrender his passport and not leave the Cook Islands
without permission of the High Court.
Denny ceased his operation Cook Islands Security (CIS)
following his arrest.
He had ceased the operation, established in 2018, in
December last year after seeing a downturn in his business services to
When Denny returned to Rarotonga around 2018, he
established the security company, as he had the intention to settle in
He now operates a café in Muri.
He has been outspoken over the years, often raising
concerns about criminal activity on the island.