Bacolod ma meted life for sale of illegal drugs

A mother was sentenced to life imprisonment Friday, July 2, for the sale of shabu to a policeman in Barangay Granada, Bacolod City, in 2019.

Executive Judge Raymond Joseph Javier found Jobelle Caimpon Derla, alias Tata, guilty beyond reasonable doubt for the sale shabu in violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 and sentenced her to life imprisonment and to pay a fine of P500,000.

She was arrested by the police for the sale of .0544 gram of shabu to a police poseur buyer for P300 at Highland Hills Subdivision in Barangay Granada on Oct. 8, 2019.

On her arrest, .3232 gram of shabu was found in her possession, the court was told.

Javier found Derla guilty for possession of the .3232 gram of shabu and sentenced her to an additional 12 years and 8 months imprisonment as minimum to 17 years 8 months as maximum, and to pay a fine of P300,000.

The judge also ordered her immediate transfer from the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology facility in Barangay Handumanan, Bacolod City, to the Correctional Institution for Women in Mandaluyong City.*

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