Man jailed seven months for drug abuse
By:Lydia Aman
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KUCHING: A local man was sentenced to seven months in prison by the Magistrate’s Court here yesterday for taking the drugs amphetamine and methamphetamine.

The accused Sharmeen Sulaiman pleaded guilty to a charge which was read by an interpreter before Magistrate Syarifah Fatimah Azura Wan Ali, here.

Syarifah ordered the accused to serve his prison sentence effective from yesterday.

He was charged with injecting illegal drugs into his body at the IPD Narcotics Criminal Investigation Division office in Kuching at around 3pm on September 27.

Therefore, the accused was charged under Section 15 (1) (a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 (Act 234) and punishable under Section 15 of the same act which carries a fine of up to RM5,000 or a maximum imprisonment of two years, if convicted.

Prosecuting Officer Inspector Mohd Adzmei Ahmad requested that the court impose a heavy sentence on the accused as a lesson.

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