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Friday, July 19, 2024

GBARPOLU COUNTY COURT SENTENCES WOMAN TO FIVE YEARS FOR NARCOTICS POSSESSION

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LIBERIA – The Sixteenth Judicial Circuit Court of Gbarpolu County has sentenced Tenneh Gednes to five years in prison for unlawful possession of narcotics. Presiding over the case was His Honor Judge Wesseh Alphonsus Wesseh, who delivered the verdict following deliberations on the gravity of the offense. Gednes will be confined from her arrest date on March 4, 2024, until March 4, 2029.

The verdict underscores the court’s firm stance against drug-related crimes, reflecting efforts to maintain law and order within the county. “This decision serves as a stern reminder of our commitment to upholding justice and safeguarding our communities from the harmful effects of drug trafficking and abuse,” remarked Judge Wesseh after the sentencing.

The legal directive, issued on June 14, 2024, commands the Bopolu Central Prison Superintendent in Gbarpolu County to assume custody of Gednes immediately. The judicial proceedings adhered to procedural norms to ensure the sentence’s legality and enforceability.

The verdict has sparked discussions among legal experts and civil society advocates. Some emphasize the importance of rehabilitation programs for individuals involved in drug offenses, while others laud the court’s swift action in addressing narcotics-related crimes. Many highlight the need for community-based interventions to prevent such incidents in the future.

As Gednes begins her term behind bars, the judiciary remains resolute in its pursuit of justice, aiming to deter similar infractions and promote societal harmony across the Republic of Liberia.

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