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Two men and a woman were expected to appear before the Thabazimbi Magistrate’s Court after being surprised by the police on a garden patch of dagga with an estimated street value of R30 000.
The two men, aged 23 and 25, were scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday 31 October.
The woman, who is heavily pregnant, was released on warning.
The three were arrested on Monday, 30 October.
Meshack Matlou of the SPCA said the threesome were also being charged with alleged cruelty to animals, after five chained dogs were discovered on the scene.
Five puppies were also found in the vicinity.
According Captain Maria Sithole of the police in Rooiberg, the three were arrested following a tip-off from the community.
The dagga plants were later uprooted and removed from the plot.
2 months ago 02 November 2017