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Man nabbed for planting MJ in Aklan backyard

POLICE arrested a 40-year-old man was arrested for planting marijuana inside his backyard in Sitio Kanyugan, Bgy. Caticlan, Malay, Aklan.

Major Don Dicksie de Dios, chief of police, identified the arrested suspect as Larry Claud who also tested positive for illegal drugs.

De Dios said the arrest of the suspect came after residents complained to barangay officials about the alleged presence of marijuana plants inside his backyard.

Investigation showed Caticlan Barangay Captain Ralf Tolosa was responding to a complaint of stagnant water in the area when he noticed the suspect carrying a box planted with marijuana.

Authorities investigated and found marijuana plants inside the suspect’s backyard.

The suspect is facing charges for violation of Section 11 or possession of illegal drugs and Section 16 or Cultivation or culture of plants classified as illegal drugs under Republic act 9165, de Dios added.