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15 remanded for unlawful possession of cannabis sativa

May 17, 2017 By Memunatu Bangura

Magistrate Abou Bhakarr Binneh-Kamara of the Freetown Magistrate Court No.1 on Monday (May 15) remanded Mohamed Turay, Mohamed Lamin Mansaray and thirteen others for unlawful possession of cannabis sativa.

The fifteen accused persons were charged on four counts with count one and two stating that they unlawfully possessed cannabis sativa contrary to section 48(1) of Pharmacy and Drugs Act 2001, whiles count three and four state that the fifteen accused were found at a place used for smoking cannabis sativa contrary to section 49(1) of the Pharmacy and Drugs Act 2001.

The prosecution alleged that on 12th May, 2017, at Mountain Cut, the accused were found in possession of quantity of cannabis sativa without lawful authority and also at a place used for smoking cannabis sativa.

There was no legal representation for the accused persons and the matter was adjourned to 22nd May 2017.

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