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Crime & Punishment Mon, 1 Sep 2008

Two drug offenders jailed 18 years

Asamankese, Sept. 1, GNA - The Asamankese Circuit Court presided over by Mr Kofi Akrowiah, on Monday sentenced two young men to a total of 18 years in prison for drug offences. Eric Owusu, 20, charged with possessing Indian hemp received 13 years while Jerry Appoh, 22, had five years for smoking the hemp. Both pleaded not guilty. Police Chief Inspector Ben Brew told the court that on January 11, 2007 Suhum Police had information that a group of young men had converged on the field near the Suhum Secondary Technical School smoking wee. The police moved to the area and on seeing them they took to their heels but Owusu and Appoh were arrested. Owusu had in his possession a small bag containing 47 wrappers of the hemp while Appoh was caught smoking the wee. 02 Sept. 08

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Source: GNA
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