KOTA KINABALU: A man was sentenced to two years jail and three lashes of the cane by the Sessions Court, today, for possessing 15.04g of methamphetamine.
Rudolf Dunson, 29, was brought before Judge Indra Hj. Ayub for committing the crime at an empty storage room at Kg. Bambangan, Inanam, around 5.15pm in 5 September last year.
He was charged under Section 12(2) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 punishable under Section 39A(1) of the same act with two to five years jail and three to nine lashes of the rotan.
According to the case fact, he was arrested for being suspected of trafficking drug.
During a raid, the authority was forced to break the locked storage room door. Upon investigation, 15.04g of methamphetamine drug was found and confiscated.
In mitigation, the accused represented by his defence attorney pleaded for a lighter sentence.
However, the prosecution led by Vice Prosecutor Mohd Khairuddin Idris applied for a just punishment to be given. -SayangSabah