In Irshava, a man with drugs was detained at a playground

Precinct officers of Irshava police department found 40 grams of marijuana on a man who was drinking beer at the playground in the district center.

Yesterday, March 28, presinct officers of Irshava police, during a patrol, noticed a man who was drinking beer at the playground in the district center. The policemen invited him to Irshava police station to identify him and make a report under Art. 178 of the Code of Ukraine on Administrative Offenses, ie drinking beer, spirits, soft drinks in prohibited places.

The offender was a 50-year-old resident of the village of Dovhe. Law enforcement officers also found out that the man had on him 40 grams of chopped green substance looking like marijuana. He explained that he was keeping the drugs for his own use. The police officers seized the substance and sent it for examination.

A criminal proceeding over this incident was initiated under Art. 309 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, that is unlawful production, manufacture, purchase, storage, transportation or transfer of narcotics, psychotropic substances or their analogues not for selling purposes. This offense is punishable by restriction of liberty for up to three years or imprisonment for the same term.

Source: National Police in Transcarpathian region.

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