Three jailed 30 years for possessing marijuana

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A Circuit Court in Asamankese in the Eastern Region has sentenced three persons to 30 years imprisonment, for unlawful possession of narcotic drugs.

The convicts have been given a 10-year jail term each with hard labour.

They include; Kwadwo Gyimah, Kwadwo Yirenkyi and Michael Apraku.

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Kwadwo Gyimah, a drug dealer, was arrested at Akyem Swedru on January 9, 2019 by police officers within the area.

Following his arrest, 111 wrappers of substances concealed in a newspaper, which later proved to be marijuana after a test, were retrieved from the convict.

He was convicted on his plea, after he was processed for court and charged with unlawful possession of narcotics, which he pleaded guilty to.

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Also, Kwadwo Yirenkyi who was identified as the supplier of the drugs was given a ten-year sentence with hard labour.

The last accomplice, Michael Apraku who went into hiding to resist arrest was later picked up by the Akyem Oda police command following a tip-off.

He was then charged with resisting arrest and assaulting a public officer.

The court also handed him a 10-year-sentence with hard labour for his crimes.

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