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Another Masvingo ‘drug dealer’ gets 9 months in jail

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Another Masvingo ‘drug dealer’ gets 9 months in jail


Kudzai Mupasi

MASVINGO-Magistrate Conceptor Ngwerume has sentenced alleged Aphiri drug peddler, Chalker Chida (32) to nine months in jail for possession of dagga (mbanje).
Chalker of 2855 Mushuku Street, Aphiri was arrested by a Police drugs crack team on Wednesday last week and two twists of dagga weighing 0,16 grams of dagga were seized.
Magistrate Ngwerume suspended three months of the sentence on condition that Chalker does not commit a similar offence in the next five years and the remaining six months were commuted to 210 hours of community service at Hillside Primary School.
Prosecutor Precious Takuva told the court that Police officers from Masvingo Central drug crack team were on patrol around Aphiri and they observed Chalker exchanging drugs and with a suspected drug abuser.
The Police details followed and intercepted Chalker at his gate where they introduced themselves and conducted a body search leading to the recovery of 0, 16 grams of dagga in two sachets leading to his arrest.

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