71-year-old man put on Defence for Cultivating Marijuana

A 71- year- old -man of Mpongwe district has been found with a case to answer for cultivation of marijuana, a psychotropic substance for the purpose of trafficking.

Before Luanshya Principal Resident Magistrate Dominic Makalicha was Dickson Makaya, 71, of Mpongwe district.

It was alleged that on 24th May, 2015, a team of Drug Enforcement Commission Officers conducted a search on the accused’s farm where it was discovered that he was cultivating marijuana intercropped with Maize.

The court heard that following a tip-off from the public that the accused was involved in the cultivation and trafficking of Psychotropic substance called marijuana, DEC officers went to the accused’s house.

DEC officer Sydney Ngulube, 39, told the court that he in company of other officers went to the accused’s house were they searched for marijuana which was not found and later extended the search to his maize field where they found that...

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