Sniffer-dogs detect possession of a prohibited drug
Police had been patrolling a public area in the course of a general drug detection exercise using police dogs.
During the patrol, one of the drug detection dogs approached Tim* and indicated to police that he may be in possession of a prohibited drug. Subsequently, 0.7 grams of Ketamine were found in Tim’s wallet.
Outcome: No Conviction recorded
On the advice of his drug offence lawyer, Tim pleaded guilty to being in possession of a prohibited drug per s 10(1) of the Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act.
Given the small quantity of Ketamine that was found, clean criminal record and excellent testimonials, it was concluded that imposing a conviction would be unnecesasry.
As a result, Tim received a s 10(b) good behaviour bond for a period of 2 years with no conviction recorded.
* Names have been changed for client confidentiality