Two Bacolod residents were sentenced yesterday to life imprisonment for the sale of shabu worth P200 and P500.
Executive Judge Raymond Joseph Javier of the Bacolod Regional Trial Court Branch 52 separately sentenced Celia Sarno Panao and Jaynor Chavez Paraiso, alias Toti, to life imprisonment for the sale of dangerous drugs in violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 and ordered them to pay a fine of P500,000 each.
Panao was found guilty of selling .027 gram of shabu for P500 to a Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency officer in front of her house at Sto. Niño Stop in Barangay 2, Bacolod City, on Aug. 7,2012 and for possession of .040 gram of shabu when she was bodily searched on her arrest.
She was meted an additional 12 years and 8 months as minimum to 17 years and 8 months as maximum imprisonment for possession of drugs and to pay a fine of P300,000.
The judge also ordered her immediate transfer to the Correctional Institution for Women of the Bureau of Corrections in Mandaluyong City, Manila.
Paraiso, a father, was found guilty of selling .03 gram of shabu for P200 to a police poseur-buyer in Purok Cereza 1, Barangay 27, Bacolod, on June 5, 2012.
The judge ordered his immediate transfer to the National Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City.
Javier yesterday also found Archie Siendo Cuadra guilty of possession of dangerous drugs and sentenced him to 12 years and 8 months as minimum to 17 years and eight months as maximum and to pay a fine of P300,000.
He was nabbed for possession of .108 gram of shabu at Purok Kasilingan, Barangay Tangub, Bacolod City, on July 19, 2012.
His immediate transfer to the National Bilibid Prison was also ordered.
The judge also ordered the turnover of the dangerous drugs seized in all three cases to the PDEA 6 for destruction.*CPG
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