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Dad, son nabbed for cultivating marijuana

  • Written by Itchie Cabayan
  • Published in Metro
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A father and his son were arrested in Tondo, Manila, the other night after they were caught bringing out of their home a plantbox containing marijuana.

Charges of illegal possession of dangerous drugs were filed against the duo, identified as Robert Taraya, 46, a driver, and John Kenneth Taraya, 21, both of 2170 Infanta St., Balut, Tondo.
A report from the office of Supt. Robert Domingo, chief of the Manila Police District (MPD)-Station 1, said his men were conducting an anti-criminality campaign when they saw the two with the marijuana at around 11:30 p.m.
When accosted, the two were also found to be in possession of five plastic sachets containing dried marijuana seeds which authorities believe they were planning to plant.
John Kenneth denied being users of marijuana and claimed that a neighbor left the plants in their home and they were just bringing them out for fear that they might get into trouble because of it.
Robert, meanwhile, said he was unaware of what his son was doing and was already on his way to work when the police arrived.