A couple, Dodzi Addo Kumani, 39 years, and Doris Anoma, 28 years, have been jailed 12 months and 100 penalty units each, by the Ashaiman circuit court for selling marijuana toffees.
Prosecuting, Chief Inspector Nunoo-Mensah told the court that, Mrs Esther Addo, a 48-year-old resident of Ashaiman Official Town, on June 5, 2018, made an official complaint to the Police that she had been assaulted by the couple.
The prosecutor explained that, the Police further gathered intelligence on the couple and it came to the fore that the couple were trading in illicit drugs in the area.
He added that the Police conducted a search in the room of the accused persons and found 36 pieces of toffee suspected to be made from Indian-hemp and a bag containing dry leaves believed to be marijuana.
The couple pleaded guilty and prayed the court to temper justice with mercy.
Mr. Gabriel Mate-Teye, the presiding judge at the Ashaiman circuit court, said possession of illicit drugs was an offence contrary to section 6(1) of PNDC law 236.
He, therefore, sentenced the accused persons to “serve as a deterrent to others ’.
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