MASANTOL -- A suspected drug personality was arrested in a drug bust conducted in Barangay Sta. Lucia Matua.
Major Romwald Basa, the town's chief of police, said the suspected drug pusher, who was identified with his alias "Mel," 48, was arrested in his residence in the said barangay.
Basa said the suspect is included in the station's drug personality watchlist, and was arrested before the 30-day deadline, thus not affecting the town's drug-cleared status.
Confiscated from the suspect were a sachet of methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu and the P500 marked money used in the operation.
The suspect is now under the custody of local police, as he faces charges for violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act.