Sunday 17th June 2007
The daughter of one of the country’s most well known broadcasters has been arrested on drugs charges.
19-year-old Millie Holmes was adopted by Paul Holmes when he married former children’s TV presenter Hine Elder.
She recently appeared as one of the models in the TV3 show, Deal or No Deal, but left the show under a cloud.
It is understood Holmes is in the police cells at Auckland central police station.
She was arrested earlier today at an address in Grey Lynn on four charges including possession of a pipe and possession of methamphetamine.
3 News approached Paul Holmes but he refused to comment on the matter.
3 News understands his daughter will be held in custody until she appears in the Auckland District Court tomorrow.
Monday 18th June 2007
Millie Holmes, the adopted daughter of TV personality Paul Holmes, is out of the cells tonight and free on bail.
She faces a number of serious charges including methamphetamine possession.
Millie Holmes left court accompanied by her father Paul after appearing on a total of nine charges dating back to early may.
She was listed in court documents under her mother Hine’s maiden name, Elder.
There are two charges of possession of methamphetamine or P, possession of a P-pipe, a bong and a cannabis plant, permitting her Grey Lynn flat to be used for drug offences and receiving stolen clothing worth $15,000, and a stolen plasma TV worth $18,000.
Police believe the stolen goods came from Smith and Caughey.
Paul Holmes made a brief statement outside court saying that his daughter is sick and that she has a big hill to climb.
The 19-year-old model was arrested at her Grey Lynn flat on Sunday and spent the night in the cells at Auckland police station.
Today when she appeared before a judge police did not oppose bail.
The judge suppressed her bail conditions and said he could not understand the level of interest in the case.
He said apart from the charges relating to receiving stolen goods the others seemed routine but he supposed it was her connection to someone else in the community.
He ordered her to reappear in court next month.