Man jailed for two years and nine months af­ter ad­mit­ting to drug charges

Malta Independent - - NEWS -

A man was yes­ter­day sen­tenced to two years and nine months in prison af­ter plead­ing guilty to traf­fick­ing, deal­ing, and be­ing in pos­ses­sion of a num­ber of drugs in­clud­ing ec­stasy, co­caine, heroin, and cannabis.

Wayne Said, a 25-year-old from Qormi, had been ar­rested on 31 Au­gust 2016 and was charged with traf­fick­ing in ec­stasy, procur­ing co­caine and heroin, and be­ing pos­ses­sion of cannabis.

He was also found guilty of vi­o­lat­ing a pro­ba­tion or­der and with re­laps­ing.

The court, which was presided over yes­ter­day by Mag­is­trate Natasha Galea Sciber­ras, found Said guilty of all charges in light of his ad­mis­sion of guilt and on the ba­sis of the ev­i­dence pro­duced by the pros­e­cu­tion.

He was sen­tenced to 27 months’ im­pris­on­ment and was or­dered to pay a €2,700 fine for the traf­fick­ing, procur­ing and pos­ses­sion charges. For vi­o­lat­ing his pro­ba­tion or­der and re­laps­ing, Said was sen­tenced to seven months in prison – a to­tal pe­riod of in­car­cer­a­tion of 34 months.

Said was also or­der to pay €5,205 in court ex­penses within the next three years.

In­spec­tor Gabriel Mi­callef pros­e­cuted.

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