Hospital confirmed ‘vegetable substance’ as cannabis

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LUCY PHIRI WRITES

A 24-YEAR-OLD man of Kafue has been sentenced to four months imprisonment with hard labour for smoking and selling Cannabis without lawful authority.

Appearing in the Kafue magistrate court before magistrate Kawama Mwamfuli was Bupe Milongweaccused of trafficking in 3.0 grammes of cannabis without lawful authority. 

Statement of offence is that, on June 24 in Kafue district of the Lusaka province, police officers of Shikoswe compound received a report that some people in the area where smoking and selling Cannabis. They went to search and found a group of people with loose vegetables suspected to be Cannabis.

Milonge and others were apprehended and handed over to DEC officers who later interviewed him and he accepted the charge.

The officers took the drug to the Kafue General Hospital to be tested and found it was 3.0 grams.

Court said Milonge had no lawful authority of trafficking drugs and hence will be charged accordingly.

Milonge pleaded to the court that he has learnt his lesson and will never do it again. He said court should exercise leniency on him because he is on medication.

Court heard his mitigation and sentenced him to four months imprisonment with hard labour.

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