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2022/06/08      |  Written By:  Captain T Thebe   |   Province:  Northern Cape

NORTHERN CAPE – Prieska Magistrates' Court convicted and sentenced Joseph Botha (32) on two counts of dealing in drugs on Monday, 06 June 2022.

The accused was found guilty on two counts of dealing in drugs, after he was observed selling 8, 89 grams methamphetamine or Tik for the amount of R2000 while the street value amounts to R9 500.  On count two, the accused sold 3,9 grams Methcathinone and 0.35 grams methaqualone for R2000 while street value stands at R5 025, both incidents  took place in 2017.

The accused was sentenced to 4 years imprisonment, wholly suspended for a period of 5 years on condition that the accused is not convicted of drugs and drug trafficking Act during this period, the accused was further declared unfit to possess a firearm. This was achieved after a plea bargain between the State and the accused.