An Accra Circuit Court has sentenced a 22-year-old student, who was caught with five wrappers of cannabis to one-month imprisonment.

The Court also ordered Charles Saarah to pay a fine of GHC1, 200 or in default serve another one-month imprisonment.

Saarah, who was charged with possession of narcotic drugs, pleaded guilty.

The court presided over by Mrs Justice Rita Abrokwa-Doko said that the accused person was a first time offender and has pleaded guilty simplicita by not wasting the court’s time.

She court said it would deal leniently with Saarah and give him the opportunity to reform.

The court ordered that the five wrappers be destroyed in the presence of the accused person and the Court’s Registrar

Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Patience Egyapong said the complainants in the case are Police officers from the National Police headquarters Combat five team detailed on day patrols at the Baatsona Division.

DSP Egyapong said Saarah is a resident of Community 18, near Tema and On December 11, this year, at about 1230 pm, the patrol team intercepted a taxi cab with registration number GR 2511-16.

Prosecution said the convict was the passenger on board with a yellow Louis Vuitton Cotton delivery bag.

According to the Prosecution, a search conducted revealed five paper boxes each filled with quantities of dried leaves suspected to be cannabis sativa.

She said Saarah denied ownership of the delivery bag containing the exhibits. The driver, however, stated that it was Saarah who brought the bag on board the vehicle.

The Prosecution said Saarah was handed over to the Baatsonaa Division of the Criminal Investigations Department for further investigations whilst the exhibit was also forwarded to the Ghana Police Forensic laboratory for examination.

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