Cop, gardener held for drugs

2012-02-23 10:15

A police officer and her gardener were arrested when police found them in possession of the drug methcathinone, commonly known as cat.

Yesterday in the afternoon, members of the K9 dog unit searched the gardener and found him in possession of 2g of cat, Captain Stephen Thakeng said in a statement.

The gardener told the police that he had bought the drug, valued at about R700 on the street, for his employer.

Warrant officers David Scott and Wassie Wasmuth and their dogs, Natan and Ivan, then searched the house of the 40-year-old woman and found cat containers.

They confiscated the drug and containers for further investigation and arrested the policewoman and her gardener. The two would appear in the Welkom Magistrates Court tomorrow.

Thakeng said the Hawks would take over the investigation.

Free State commissioner, Lieutenant General Khehla Sitole, said the arrest of a police member showed that no one was above the law.

“My appreciation goes to the two members – Scott and Wasmuth – for their dedication and commitment to serve professionally in ensuring that perpetrators are brought to book,” Sitole said.

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