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Farmer jailed 7 years for cultivating marijuana

Farmer Eric Adrah, 45, received a seven-year jail term for growing a narcotic plant without a license.

He was given a five-year jail term and a $24,000 fine, but when he didn’t pay the fee, he was given a two-year default sentence after pleading guilty to the crime.

On June 14 of this year, he was taken into custody in Dodi-Asuboe, Kadjebi District, Oti for growing a narcotic plant on a two-acre farm.

While passing judgment on him, the court presided over by Mr. Alfred Kwabena Asiedu issued an order for the farm’s demolition.

The Narcotics Control Commission’s Oti Regional Commander, Madam Jetten Siberi, told the Ghana News Agency that the devastation would serve as a message to anyone engaging in such crimes and that she urged them to desist since anybody found responsible would face legal consequences.

Madam Siberi thanked the police for assembling the necessary resources to make the operation successful and promised further cooperation in the future to combat illegal drug activity in the area.

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