Judge sentences 2 to life for selling shabu to cops

A Bacolod Regional Trial Court judge sentenced two persons to life imprisonment on Friday, May 27, for the sale of illegal drugs to policemen.

Executive Judge Raymond Joseph Javier of RTC Branch 52 sentenced Dennis Deocampo Barcillo to life imprisonment without eligibility for parole and to pay a fine of P1 million for the sale of shabu.

Barcillo was also found guilty for possession of drugs and sentenced to 17 years and 8 months imprisonment as minimum, to 20 years as maximum and to pay a fine of P400,000.

Barcillo was charged for violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 for the sale of .09 gram of shabu to a police poseur buyer for P500 at Purok Lerio, Baranagay Zone 6, Talisay City, on July 17, 2020.

On his arrest 1.199 grams of shabu were seized from him, the court was told.

Barcillo was previously arrested for the sale and possession of illegal drugs but availed of the plea bargaining program.

The judge also sentenced Jessie Aguilar dela Cruz, alias Lidong, to life imprisonment and to pay a fine of P500,000 for the sale of shabu.

He was also meted the penalty of 12 years and eight months imprisonment as minimum to 17 years and 8 months as maximum and to pay a fine of P300,000 for possession of drugs.

Dela Cruz sold .045 gram of shabu to a police poseur buyer for P300 at Abada Escay, Barangay Vista Alegre, Bacolod City, on March 2, 2020, and on his arrest 4.510 grams more were recovered from his possession.

Javier ordered the seized illegal drugs to be turned over to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency 6 for destruction, and for the accused to be immediately transferred to National Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City for the service of their sentences.*

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