Alleged marijuana seller gets busted in Lucena
LUCENA CITY – Police arrested a suspected peddler of marijuana or “weed” in a buy-bust operation in this city early Saturday, police said.
Bernard Neric, 25, was nabbed by anti-illegal drugs operatives after he sold a plastic sachet of weed to a police agent who acted as poseur buyer in a transaction in Barangay (village) Gulang-Gulang around 5 a.m., Lt. Colonel Romulo Albacea, Lucena police chief said in a report.
Authorities seized 13 plastic sachets of marijuana weighing 86.6 grams worth P10,390 in the street market.
Police tagged Neric as one of the few major distributors of marijuana to students, out of school youths and young professionals in the village and neighboring areas.
Police said with the scarcity of “shabu” (crystal meth) in the local market due to the relentless campaign and operations against drug pushers in the city, most meth users have shifted to marijuana.
Edited by JPV
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