Farmer in trouble for marijuana possession

A 28-year farmer at Agogoso near Nyinahin in the Atwima-Mponua District, Abu Adamu, has run into trouble with the law over the possession of dried leaves suspected to be marijuana.

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Officers of the Formed Police Unit (FPU) intercepted the hard drug concealed on a Mercedes Benz Sprinter passenger bus, traveling from Kumasi to Agogoso.

Adamu was on Friday put before a Kumasi Circuit Court, presided over by Mrs. Lydia Osei Marfo, on Friday charged with possession of illegal drug without authority.

He pleaded not guilty and he was granted a GH¢30,000.00 bail with a surety to make the next appearance on October 10.

Police Chief Inspector Felix Akowuah told the court that the accused was caught with the substance on August 13, at about mid-day.

He said the officers had stopped the bus at Nkwanta for routine check when they uncovered the dried leaves, arrested and handed him over to the Drug Law Enforcement Unit.

Adamu admitted ownership of the drug in his caution statement, taken in the presence of independent witnesses, and mentioned one Okofo in Kumasi, as his source of supply.

He could, however, not lead the police to the said man, the prosecution added.

Police Chief Inspector Akowuah informed that court that sample of the leaves had been sent for forensic laboratory examination.

Source: GNA/News Ghana

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