Double trouble

2015-05-05 06:00

A Mitchell’s Plain man has added another drug charge to his record after being caught with tik and mandrax during a court appearance.

The 51-year-old man appeared in Mitchell’s Plain Magistrate’s Court on Friday 13 March on an earlier drug charge.

While police do not have all the details of this case, they say the man was charged for drug possession along with two other men.

He was the only one detained and had just spent the past month in Pollsmoor Prison.

According to police spokesperson Sergeant Jerome Voegt, during his appearance last week, officers received an anonymous tip-off at 10:00 that the 51-year-old planned to escape.

“Following up on the information led officers to the suspect who was searched. Officers confiscated 11 mandrax tablets and two small plastic packets filled with tik which was found in his possession. The suspect remains in custody,” Voegt explains.

The street value has not yet been determined.

Voegt explains police are now investigating whether or not the two men who also appeared for the first case had given the drugs to the man.

“At this stage it is under investigation but this is the allegation we are following up”.

Voegt also issued a warning against speculation and says the drugs could have come from anyone in the building.

“The drugs could have been brought in to the court or could have been given to him at the court by anyone,” he says.

Police have also confirmed that the two men mentioned earlier have not been arrested in the second case and the charges are made against the person found in possession of the contraband.

The man appeared in court on Monday 16 March and again on Friday 20 March on drug charges and was sent back to Pollsmoor Prison

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