No bail for 'herbalist'

A Swakopmund woman, who claims that she grows dagga to ease the suffering of her ill husband, has been charged with drug dealing.

26 February 2019 | Justice

Cheryl Antoinette Green (51) yesterday appeared before Magistrate Conchita Olivier in the Swakopmund Magistrate's Court on a charge of dealing in a dependence-producing substance.

She was arrested at her home on Saturday for having 71 cannabis plants with an estimated value of N$21 104.

Public prosecutor Beata Mwahi opposed bail.

Olivier postponed the case to 20 March for further investigation and in order for Green to bring a formal bail application.

Green indicated that she would conduct her own defence. She claimed that she cultivated the cannabis for medicinal use and said none of it had ever left her yard.

She said her husband was suffering from a life-threatening disease and depended on the cannabis oil she produced.

Green's arrest followed that of her son (20) by members of the drug law-enforcement unit and the neighbourhood watch during a stop-and-search operation.

Eight grams of dagga with an estimated street value of N$80 were found on the young man.

He was charged for possession of dagga but has not appeared in court yet.

He subsequently led the officers to the home in Kramersdorf where they found his mother and questioned her.

They conducted a search and found the dagga plants (weighing about 3.5 kg), plus 26 grams of seeds and cannabis oil.

OTIS FINCK

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