Student arrested for smoking marijuana

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BAGUIO CITY – A 19-year old student was arrested by combined police operatives and intelligence agents after being caught in the act of smoking suspected dried marijuana leaves along Sto. Tomas Road, Sto. Rosario barangay, here, Monday.

Senior Superintendent George D. Daskeo, City Director of the Baguio City Police Office (BCPO), identified the arrested drug user as Ferdinand Espinueva Lazo, 19, student, and a resident of, Ferguson Road, Guisad, Baguio City.

Initial police investigation showed that the operating troops were conducting motorcycle patrol in the area when they chanced upon the arrested suspect reportedly smoking marijuana.

When frisked, the operatives recovered from his possession two transparent sachets containing suspected dried marijuana leaves.

The arrested individual and the confiscated pieces of evidence were brought to the BCPO headquarters for documentation prior to the filing of appropriate charges against him before the city prosecutor’s office.

By Dexter A. See

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