An Accra Circuit Court, on Thursday remanded one Dickson Azandina Adieli, unemployed, for possessing two compressed slabs of dried leaves and 23 wraps of similar dried leaves, all suspected to be narcotic substance (Indian Hemp).
Dickson pleaded not guilty to the charge and the court presided over by Mr. Aboagye Tandoh remanded him into police custody.
The case was adjourned to February 15.
Prosecuting Police Inspector, Joyce Kuwornu, told the court that on January 26, personnel of the Drug Law Enforcement Unit, of the Ghana Police Service, embarked on an operation to clamp down on narcotic drug peddlers and users around the Kumordjie Hospital, area near Cantonments.
She said the team spotted the suspect, Dickson near the Kumordjie Hospital and interrogated him.
The prosecution said a search conducted on the suspect revealed the 23 wraps of dried leaves which they alleged the suspect was selling to his customers.
The team also uncovered two more compressed slabs of dried leaves in a wooden structure which the suspect occupies.
Police Inspector Kuwornu said, upon interrogation and in his investigation caution statement Dickson claimed ownership of the stuffs, and told the police he bought one compressed slab at GHc70.00 from a certain man from Dzemeni, cut same into pieces and wrapped them for sale at GHc1.00 per a wrap.
Prosecution told the court that the exhibit has since been forwarded to the forensic science laboratory of the Police for examination and report.