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Pharmacy aide yields ‘marijuana’

A 30-YEAR-OLD pharmacy assistant was arrested for alleged selling and possession of marijuana in Baybay City Thursday, April 8, 2021.

An undercover operative was able to buy one piece of transparent plastic sachet containing suspected dried marijuana leaves from Felix Basa, who has been listed as a street-level individual, according to the police.

Joint elements of Baybay City Police Station-City Drug Enforcement Unit and Leyte Provincial Drug Enforcement Unit-Team 1, in coordination with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, recovered from the suspect’s possession and control one sachet containing dried marijuana leaves of an undetermined weight, P500 buy-bust money, a mobile phone, P43 cash, and a motorcycle.

The inventory of seized pieces of evidence was also witnessed by representatives from media, barangay, and Department of Justice.

The drug evidence was brought to the police crime laboratory in Ormoc City for chemical analysis, police said.

The cops also brought Basa to the police station for documentation. (SunStar Philippines)


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