The Nsuta Circuit Court in the Sekyere Central District has sentenced a 19-year-old farmer to 15 years imprisonment for illegally trading in Tramadol.
Dada Musah, a resident of Ejura, pleaded guilty to the charge of dealing in prohibited drugs and also causing unlawful damage.
Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Emmanuel Kyei Sarpong, told the court presided over by Mrs Lydia Osei Marfo that, the convict was arrested at a market in Ejura, the capital of the Ejura Municipality.
He said on August 1, this year at about 11.30 am, a police officer and a witness in the case, accompanying a complainant to the Ejura market to effect the arrest of a suspect reported to have stolen and dishonestly received some items, chanced upon the convict selling the illicit drug on the open market.
He said in his caution statement, the convict admitted ownership of the drugs and he was charged with the offence and arraigned.
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