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Drug peddler convicted

May 21, 2012, 12:53 PM | Article By: Isatou Senghore

A man called Adama Sanneh was recently convicted and sentenced to a fine of D250,000 in default to serve three years in prison with hard labour after he admitted to be in possession of prohibited drug.

The facts of the case as narrated before the court stated that on 21 March 2012, while the NDEA officers attached to Manjai were on patrol, they found the accused sitting with other boys in his compound, introduced themselves and conducted a search on the accused’s house and a plastic bag was found containing 140 wraps of suspected cannabis.

As the search continued, a jadida bucket was also found containing parcels of suspected cannabis.

The accused was arrested together with the boys and taken to Manjai Police Station where they interrogated the accused and he confessed to being the owner of the 140 wrapped ones, but denied ownership of the rest.

He was cautioned and charged with the offence committed before taking him to Banjul for weighing of the suspected drug, where a certificate was issued.

Samples were taken to the Medical and Health Department and a report was issued confirming the suspected items to be cannabis, a prohibited drug.