Man, 23, remanded for possessing cocaine, heroin & cannabis

Samuel Doe, alias Rasta, 23 and unemployed, has been remanded by an Accra Circuit for allegedly possessing narcotic drugs.

The accused was found with narcotic drugs such as cocaine, heroin and cannabis sativa.

He has, therefore, been slapped with one count of conspiracy to commit crime, and three counts of unlawful control of narcotic drugs.

Samuel told the court that he was innocent of the charges levelled against him before His Honour Samuel Bright Acquah.

The prosecution, led by Chief Inspector (CI) Isaac Babayi, told the court that the accused was arrested at Labadi, in the Greater Accra Region, with 67 silver foil wraps of cocaine with a net weight of 3.3420, and 21 gold foil and three silver foil wraps of Heroin with a net weight of 4.6353 and 0.4087 grams respectively, for trafficking without lawful authority.

CI Babayi further added that white paper wraps of cannabis with a net weight of 13.80 grams was also retrieved from the accused, which was also meat for trafficking.

He told the court that the complainants in the case are police officers stationed at the Drug Law Enforcement Unit of the CID Headquarters, Accra.

According to him, the accused person was unemployed and a resident of Labadi Maami, Accra.

The court was informed that on October 14, 2022, at about 10:30am, the complainants acted upon intelligence gathered and arrested the accused person at a narcotic drugs peddling base at Labadi, Accra.

He said, a search conducted on the accused led to the recovery of the 67 silver foil wraps of a rocky whitish substance, 21 gold foil wraps of brownish powdery substance, 19 white paper wraps of dried plant material, and three gold foil wraps of a brownish powdery substance suspected to be narcotic drugs.

In his investigation cautioned statement, the accused allegedly confessed to the crime and mentioned a certain man with the nickname “Kapo or Sweety” of Labadi Maame as his source of supply.

However, the accused failed to cooperate with police to apprehend his supplier.

The court heard that a forensic examination conducted on the exhibits tested positive for cocaine with net a weight of 3.3420 grams, Heroin with a net weight of 4.6353 and 0.4087 grams, and Cannabis with net weight of 13.80 grams.

CI Babayi added that based on the strength of the test report, the accused was charged with the offences in the charged sheet.


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