Oro mayor's son gets lawyer's visit to look into 3 drug raps

CAGAYAN de Oro city mayor's son, who was earlier caught with illegal substances with seven others in Pampanga, is now getting a legal help, however, he may not be able to post bail.

Glenn Guillermo, information officer of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA)-Central Luzon, said Mayor Oscar Moreno's son, Sean, was already visited by lawyer Dale Mordeno on Thursday. He did not mention, however, whether, he would represent to defend Sean along with other companions as well. Mordeno has yet to respond for comments.

Sean, and the seven others, was charged by the Angeles City's prosecution office with violations of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act (RA 9165) particularly section 5 in relation to section 26 paragraph b (Conspiracy to sell), section 11 (Possession of drugs) and section 12 (Possession of drug paraphernalia).

Other suspects were Bernice Fabiosa, 21; Ma. Isabel Lawas,19; Aileen Baldon, 23; Jamie Mendoza, 20; Jessa Scott, 19; Bernadeth Saavedra, 19; and Gregorio Imperial, 26, all residents of Angeles City, Pampanga.

They were nabbed in a buy-bust operation after yielding around P1 million worth of party drugs on June 29.

Guillermo said the younger Moreno may not be able to post bail, as stipulated in the law they violated.

"Section 5 is non-bailable. tapos 310 pieces po ng ecstacy kahit po sa section 11 wala po pyansa pag ganon karami," Guillermo said.

Guillermo said the suspects were still detained at the jail facility of PDEA-3 while the commitment order is not yet out. Once the commitment order is issued, the suspects will likely be transferred to the Angeles City jail.

"Di namin alam kung bakit wala pang commitment order," he added.


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