Mpumalanga pupil, 14, arrested for selling dagga

A marijuana plant. Picture Thinkstock

A marijuana plant. Picture Thinkstock

A 14-year-old learner from a high school in Witbank, Mpumalanga, was arrested after he was caught selling dagga.

Police spokesperson Captain Eddie Hall said the learner was one of 12 teenagers who were dealt with last week for being involved in drugs. He was immediately sent on a rehabilitation programme, Witbank News reported.

“This is one of the several sad stories we address each day,” added Hall.

In a separate incident, a pupil from a Krugersdorp high school on the West Rand was arrested after allegedly being found in possession of six packets of dagga hidden among lollipops earlier this month.

“The child’s parents were contacted before police arrested the minor and confiscated the dagga. A case for possession was registered and an intervention will, in the meantime, be followed pending the outcome of the criminal case,” said Captain Appel Ernst.

“This informal intervention is not a sentence, but rather a second chance to change the future of juvenile offenders. The Krugersdorp social crime prevention programme has had sterling results. The minor is currently under parental supervision,” she added.

– Caxton News Service



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