#OperationLockdown: Elderly women appear in Gelvandale Magistrate's Court for peddling prescription drugs

APRIL 13, 2016

On Tuesday, two women, from Gelvandale and Bethelsdorp, aged 63 and 52 years old, were arrested in separate incidents for possession of drugs under the Medicine Control Act.

"It is alleged that the intervention unit received information of drugs stored at a house in Gelvandale. On following up on the information, police confiscated more than 2 000 Stilpane tablets and a substantial amount of cash," said police spokesperson, Colonel Priscilla Naidu.

"A 63 year-old woman was arrested on a charge of possession of drugs  in terms of the Medicine Control Act. Further investigation led police to another house in Harmony Street, Bethelsdorp. A 52 year-old woman was arrested for possession of over 11000 Stilpane tablets."

Both women were detained and appeared in the Gelvandale Magistrate's Court on Wednesday. 

"Teresa Serfontein (63) was released on R500 bail and is expected back in court on 25 May while Sanna Molife (52) was also released on R500 bail and the case is remanded to 9 June 2016," said Colonel Naidu.

"Apart from the above arrests, the intervention units have in the past 24 hours also effected the following arrests and seized drugs and dangerous weapons:

  • Arrests : 2 (assault and abduction)
  • Confiscations – 22 rolls of dagga; 9 packets of tik; 1 mandrax tablet (crushed); 5 knives; 2 toy guns and 1 9mm round.

The SAPS is appreciative to the communities, who are providing information and encourage them to continue to do so. Many successes were achieved through information from community members. Information may be reported anonymously on 08600 10111 or to Crime Line 3 22 11

All information reported to police will be treated as strictly confidential. Be the eyes and ears of the police and together we can make our communities safer.