Accused remanded for alleged possession of harmful drugs

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By Elizabeth J. Kamara

Chris Emmanuel, a Nigerian,was Wednesday, 15th November, 2023, sent to prison by Magistrate Mark Ngegba of the Pademba Road Court No:1 for unlawful possession of cocaine and Kush.

The accused was arraigned on three count charges of unlawful possession of class ‘A’ drugs contrary to Section 17 of the Pharmacy and Drug Act, 2001.

It was alleged that the accused on Friday, 13th October, 2023 at Baoma, Goderich in the Western Area, was found in possession of class A drugs, to wit quantity of methamphetamine, which is a controlled drugs weighing 60.50 grams, without lawful authority.

The police further alleged that the accused on the same date and place, was found in possession of five tablets of heroin, which is a controlled drugs without lawful authority.

It was further alleged that the accused on the same date and place was found in possession of a plastic tie of Kush, weighing 15.8 grams without lawful authority.

When the charges were read and explained to him, no plea was taken.

 Defense Counsel,Y K T Mansaray, applied for bail on behalf of the accused, pursuant to Section 79 of the Criminal Procedure Act No:32 of 1965.

Police Sergeant, 9939 Lahai M asked for a date to bring his witnesses.

Magistrate Ngegba refused bail and adjourned the matter to the 22nd November 2023 for further hearing.

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