In Ormoc City

ORMOC CITY-Three sachets containing white crystalline substances suspected to be shabu were recovered by anti-drug operatives of the Police Station 4 from a man employed at the city government here on Sunday (March 5).

Station 4 chief of police, Capt. Omar Roel Cartalla, identified the suspect as Arcelo Roble, 32, who is assigned at the City Veterinary Office, in a buy-bust operation in sitio Manga of Barangay San Juan at 12:15 am.

Recovered from the possession of the suspect was one sachet containing suspected to be shabu procured by an operative in the amount of P1,000.

During a body search, the searching cops recovered two more sachets containing alleged shabu with an estimated street value of P2,000.

The suspect admitted using and selling the illegal drugs for a long time already to pay the huge debts he incurred duet to his vices.

He also disclosed that he only uses shabu every weekend to avoid being detected as a drug user whenever the city government conducts drug tests among its workers.

Charges of violation of RA 9165, the Comprehensive Law against Illegal Drugs of 2002, was filed against the suspect who is now detained at the locked-up cell of Police Station 4 in Brgy. Liloan this city.