Free State cop, gardener held for CAT

2012-02-23 13:36

Johannesburg - A police warrant officer and her gardener were arrested when police found them in possession of the drug CAT, Free State police said on Thursday.

On Wednesday afternoon, members of the K9 dog unit searched the gardener and found him in possession of two grams of CAT (methcathinone), Captain Stephen Thakeng said in a statement.

He told them he had bought the drug, valued around R700 on the street, for his employer.

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

Police confiscated the drug and containers for further investigation and arrested the policewoman and her gardener. They would appear in the Welkom Magistrate's Court on Friday.

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.

  • jaz82 - 2012-02-23 14:09

    The dogs caught the CAT

      alansmartSnr - 2012-02-23 17:06

      LOL Jaz82..good one

  • Yolandè Rwaai - 2012-02-23 14:14

    I give up!

  • Thoka - 2012-02-23 14:18

    I rest my case dog chasing its own tail. You can not even trust your partner

  • alain.d.thomas - 2012-02-23 14:21

    Dear News24, CAT is an animal. KHAT is a drug. Thank you

      SaTyRLoliCoN - 2012-02-23 14:32 nope. While Khat is drug, it is normally available as a whole leaf, dried and powdered, or in a paste. It is a natural stimulant, or sedative, depending on the dosage. The CAT drug is something quite different. Used to be used a biker drug in the states, due to its amphetamine-like effects.

      Gustav - 2012-02-23 14:35

      Also known as Qat, Kat, Quatt and Tchat(Ethiopia) but definitely not Cat.

      Heiku - 2012-02-23 14:39

      its called methcathinone and its mentioned in the article.

      claudette.knipe - 2012-02-23 16:11

      Cat and Khat are two different drugs In South Africa it is known as Cat, Ietsies kayo, gram or line. There, it is also confused (via name alone, not presentation) with Khat (sometimes spelled Qat).

  • dumisiledee - 2012-02-23 14:54

    Shameless policewoman, sies!!

  • yvonnecraig.linton - 2012-02-23 14:56

    Who let the cat out the bag !?!?

      alansmartSnr - 2012-02-23 17:11

      Twas the dogs that let the Cat, Khat, methcathinone, whatever, out of the bag :-)

  • alain.d.thomas - 2012-02-23 14:57 - some useful info here

  • Thoka - 2012-02-23 14:57

    I dont even know this stupid drug names. you cat, dog, khat, p!ssy, am glad am in Chibuku social circle. do they arrest you if you dont buy this sh!!!t

  • mundu.olewega - 2012-02-23 18:45

    South Africa's version of "Breaking Bad"?

  • Steven - 2012-02-23 20:12

    my Dad caught them!!!!warrant officer Scott

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