Tuesday, 10 May 2022

Deneysville: A 46-year-old suspect has been arrested after being found in possession of dagga and selling biscuits alleged to have been mixed with dagga, loosely known as space cookies to learners.

On Wednesday; 4 May 2022, the SAPS members of Fezile Dabi Trio Task Team led by Sergeant Sandile Sinxezi, followed up on a concerned from a community member regarding children that were admitted to their local clinic after being sold biscuits alleged to have been mixed with dagga.

It is alleged that the suspect deals in dagga and sells cookies mixed with dagga to children from various schools in Deneysville. Upon further investigation after the members had followed leads, they found a 46-year-old male originally from Bergville; KwaZulu-Natal, in one of the shacks at Deneysville.

The suspect was arrested by Constable Malefane Motloung of Trio Task Team. He was found to be in possession of 301 ziplocks containing dagga estimatimated street value of R20 000.00 and undisclosed amount of cash.

The suspect appeared before the Sasolburg Magistrate Court on Friday; 06 May 2022. The 46-year-old was released with a warning to re-appear before court pending the outcomes of the forensic results.

Fezile Dabi District Commissioner; Major General Moses Makubo, commended strong relations the community has built and entrusting the South African Police Service members to act sweeftly in rooting out crime in our communities.

“Children are not raised by their parents alone but rather the whole community. I highly commend the strong relations and trust our community members have in our members as they too are parents. The fight against crime can only be achieved if we share a common goal.” concluded Major General Makubo.