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Farmer jailed 7 years for cultivating marijuana

Eric Adrah, a 45-year-old farmer, has been sentenced to seven years in prison for unlawfully cultivating a narcotic plant.

He was handed a five-year imprisonment sentence and a fine of GH¢24,000, however, his failure to pay the fine attracted additional two years default sentence after he pleaded guilty to the charge.

He was arrested on June 14, this year at Dodi-Asuboe In the Kadjebi District of the Oti region for cultivating a narcotic plant on two-acre farmland.

The Court presided over by Mr Alfred Kwabena Asiedu granted an order for the destruction of the farm while sentencing him.

Meanwhile, briefing the Ghana News Agency, Madam Jetten Siberi, the Oti Regional Commander of the Narcotics Control Commission, said the destruction would serve as a warning to people engaged in such activities and called for a stop to such acts since anyone found culpable will face the law.

Madam Siberi expressed gratitude to the police for putting together resources to make the operation a success and assured of future collaborations to fight illicit drug activities in the region

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