Farmer, 31, Sentenced 10 Years For Possessing Narcotics
The Asamankese Circuit Court sentenced a 31-year-old farmer to ten years in prison for possessing narcotic narcotics in violation of section 37(1) of the Narcotic Control Commission Act 2020. (Act 1019).
He will be put to hard labor for the duration of his sentence.
Kofi Owusu was also fined Ghc12,000 by the court, and if he does not pay, he will be sentenced to an extra three years in prison.
During petrol duties, police officers from Akyem Oda divisional Command retrieved 31 packets of dried plant materials thought to be Indian hemp, according to the prosecution officer, Assistant Superintendent of Police C.T. Apronti.
According to the prosecutor, the defendant was driving a taxi with the registration number GX 1709-20, and the police discovered the suspected drugs in a fertiliser sack during a search.
When sent to the police forensic crime laboratory in Accra for more information, the suspected drugs were proven to be Indian hemp, according to Mr Apronti.
The suspect was arrested and charged, but he pled not guilty to the crime.
His Honour Abass Abubakari Adams, who presided over the court, found him guilty and sentenced him to prison.