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Suspended Sentence For Drug Possession

A 44 year old man was handed down a suspended sentence by the Magistrates Court in Suva yesterday. John Harris Lal who appeared before Magistrate ShageethSomaratne was guilty for one
21 Aug 2014 20:48

A 44 year old man was handed down a suspended sentence by the Magistrates Court in Suva yesterday.

John Harris Lal who appeared before Magistrate ShageethSomaratne was guilty for one count of possession of illicit drugs.

Lal was found to be in possession of 7.9 grams of illicit drugs, namely Indian hemp, on January 9, 2004.

“The amount in your possession falls into the first category and considering your past convictions I would give you a suspended sentence,” Magistrate Somaratne said.

Lal was then sentenced to three months imprisonment suspended for one year.

He was given 28 days to appeal his sentence.

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