A then child in conflict with the law (CICL) was sentenced Friday to reclusion perpetua or 40 years imprisonment for selling a sachet of suspected shabu in Purok Sigay, Barangay 2, Bacolod City, on Sept. 8, 2013.
The then 17-year-old girl, whose name is being withheld in compliance with court rules, sold .053 gram of shabu to police poseur-buyer, Police Officer 2 Ivan Inoperio, in exchange for P500 in marked money.
Five sachets of shabu totaling .0539 gram, an improvised tooter containing traces of shabu, and three disposable lighters were also recovered from her, the court was told.
Regional Trial Court Branch 43 judge, Philadelfa Pagapong-Agraviador, found the accused “guilty” beyond reasonable doubt for sale and possession of drugs in violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
The court sentenced her to reclusion perpetua and ordered her to pay the fine of P500,000 for the sale of shabu.
She was also sentenced to six years and one day imprisonment as minimum, to 12 years as maximum and to pay P300,000 in fine for possession of drugs.
While for possession of drugs paraphernalia, the court gave the girl a penalty of one month and one day imprisonment as minimum up to four months as maximum and an additional fine of P10,000 was imposed on her.
The dangerous drugs and the improvised tooter were ordered confiscated in favor of the government and are to be turned over to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Provincial Office for immediate disposition.*
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