Source: Daily Graphic Ghana - A 35-year-old bar operator based at Tarkwa Maakro in the Kumasi Metropolis has been remanded into prison custody by the Kumasi Circuit Court for selling locally brewed gin laced with narcotics without authority.
Adwoa Ateene was also charged for illegal possession of substances suspected to be cannabis without lawful authority.

She was arrested with seven parcels of compressed dried leaves, one black polythene bag containing 101 newspaper wraps of dried leaves all suspected to be cannabis, 87 sachets containing locally made gin suspected to be laced with indian hemp, popularly known as 'lacker' and a 20-litre rubber container of the same drink.

Adwoa, pleaded not guilty to all the charges levelled against her and was remanded into prison custody to reappear on October 23, 2015 before the court, presided over Mrs Ellen Vivian Amoah.

Chief Inspector Felix Akuwuah prosecuting, said the Suame police, acting upon an intelligence report on September 27 went to the bar

And when her wooden structure which also served as her bedroom was searched, the police found the items in her possession.

On September 29, 2015, C/Inspector Akuwuah said Adwoa, together with the exhibits, were handed over to the Drug Law Enforcement Unit where she claimed ownership of the items.

Adwoa was said to have mentioned one Kwadwo Atanga of Kumasi as her supplier but said she did not know where he lives.

The exhibits have been forwarded to the police laboratory for testing.


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