The Tamale High Court has sentenced a 30-year old woman to ten (10) years in prison for the possession of

The lady, Nawalatu Rauf, received the sentence for possessing those substances unlawlfully.

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Narrating the facts of the case, the police said a combined Police/Military team conducted an operation to rid the Tamale Metropolis of drug users and peddlers.At about 10pm when the team got to Gunayili, a suburb of Tamale, they were attracted to a drinking bar known as Fizzy's spot by a strong scent of cannabis, which was emanating from the back of the bar.

The team surrounded the area and found the convict sitting with some male companions who were smoking a substance suspected to be cannabis.Upon seeing the security officials, the men took to their heels but the convict, who had a plastic bucket between her legs could not escape and was arrested.Upon her arrest, a search was conducted at the back of the spot and 75 parcels of cannabis, 15 sachets of tramadol and another quantity of cannabis wrapped in a polythene bag was found.