Man in court for dagga dealing

2017-05-18 15:29
(SAPS supplied)

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Johannesburg - A 40-year-old man appeared in the Heidelberg Magistrate's Court on Wednesday, on charges of dealing in dagga.

The suspect is also on trial for a previous case of dealing in dagga.

On Tuesday, police in Heidelberg arrested the man in Ratanda, south of Heidelberg.

The Ratanda SAPS Crime Prevention Unit's Constable Mabuyane, Constable Juta, and Constable Motaung acted after receiving a tip-off during a patrol. The discovered the man weighing and packing the dagga on Tuesday afternoon, and arrested him.

Captain Thivulawi Tshilate said that when they searched the accused's house, they found 22 pokes of dagga, and loose dagga in a blue plastic bag.

He will appear in the Heidelberg Magistrate's Court again on May 24.

Meanwhile, the Dunnottar SAPS in Nigel, Springs, arrested a 52-year-old man for possession of dagga on Wednesday morning in the CBD.

After a brief police chase, the man was found with 112g of dagga in his luggage.

The man will appear before Nigel Magistrate's Court soon.

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