Two Jailed 2 Yrs For Dealing In Narcotics

Two persons were on Friday sentenced to two years imprisonment for conspiracy to commit crime and possession of narcotic drugs without lawful authority.

The two, Ebenezer Tagoe, a mason and Emmanuel Boi Nortey, a carpenter, were sentenced to one year each for conspiracy and two years each for possession of 23-and-a-half maxi sacks of dried leaves suspected to be narcotic drugs to run concurrently.

The facts of the case, as presented by Chief Superintendent Duuti Tuaruka are that, the complainants are police officers stationed at Ama-saman, and that Ebenezer, 47, live’s in a house at Papaase near Kotoku in the Greater Accra Region, while Emma-nuel, 32, resides at Avenor.

He said on November 6, 2013 at about 3.30 p.m., the police officers, while on patrol duties, acted upon information that quantities of dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp concealed in black polythene bags had been kept in an uncompleted house at Papaase.

He said when the policemen arrived at the place they met Ebenezer in the house and a search conducted in one of the rooms, revealed the bags of dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp.

The police also retrieved one locally made compressor, one scale, a sharp knife and four cellotapes.

Chief Superintendent Tua-ruka said upon interrogation, Ebenezer, denied knowledge of the leaves but mentioned Emmanuel as the owner of the house and in possession of the key to the room where the dry leaves were kept.

He said Ebenezer led the police to Avenor, where Emma-nuel was arrested and he also mentioned one Mama from the Volta Region, as his source of supply.

The prosecution told the court that Emmanuel also indicated that the 23-and-half sacks were the fourth consignment he had received so far and being kept in the house. —GNA  

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