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Willowvale police arrest 81-year-old granny for growing dagga

Feb 2, 2017
Willowvale police arrest 81-year-old granny for growing dagga

An 81-year-old woman from Willowvale is expected to appear in court on Thursday after she was busted by local police on Wednesday for possession of dagga plants.

"The suspect was arrested on Wednesday, at about 16:30, at Mente Village, Willowvale," described police spokesperson, Captain Jackson Manatha.

"The police were on patrol when they noticed dagga plants in the garden of the suspect."

He said that the police officers went to the house and found the suspect.

"Police uprooted dagga plants from the garden of the suspect. The suspect was charged with possession of dagga plants.

"A total of eight dagga plants  to the value of R2 500 were uprooted," said Captain Manatha.

"The suspect was detained and she is appearing before the Willowvale Magistrate's Court on Thursday on a charge of possession of dagga plants."