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2 held for selling marijuana in Lucena

LUCENA CITY–Two alleged marijuana peddlers, one of them a 15-year-old boy, were arrested in buy-bust operations in this city on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Anti-illegal drug operatives arrested John Cyrill Almendras, 21, after he sold a sachet of marijuana to an undercover police in Barangay Gulang-Gulang around 12:30 a.m. on Wednesday, said Senior Supt. Rhoderick Armamento, Quezon police director.

Authorities seized from Almendras two grams of the “weeds” worth P3,000 in the street market.

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Almendras’ partner, Adrian De Ramos, was able to escape and elude arrest.

On Tuesday, police arrested a minor who yielded two grams of marijuana and a sachet of crystal meth (“shabu”) worth P500.

The 15-year-old suspect was turned over to local Social Welfare and Development office for disposition, while drug charges were being prepared.

With the scarcity of shabu in the local market, a police agent revealed that most drug users have shifted to marijuana.

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