ORMOC CITY– A Grade 11 student is presently languishing at the locked-up cell of a police station in Matalom, Leyte after he was arrested during a buy-bust operation conducted on June 15.

Police identified the suspect as Kevin Daño, 22, and a resident of Barangay Sta. Fe, where the sting operation was conducted by the drug enforcement unit of the local police at about 8:05 pm.

The suspect is tagged as a street-level individual in the drug watch list of the local police.
Recovered from his possession was one sachet containing white crystalline substance suspected to be shabu procured by an operative in the amount of P500.

During the conduct of a body search, three sachets containing suspected shabu were recovered from his possession.

The police said the estimated market value of recovered drug evidence was estimated to be worth P3,500 with still undetermined weight.

All the drug evidence recovered from the suspect will be brought to the Ormoc City Crime Laboratory for chemical analysis.

Charges of violation for possession and selling of illegal drugs under RA 9165, the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs, were filed against the suspect. (ROBERT DEJON)