Tarlac bgy chief held for drugsarangay captain Sherwin Manalac Samson was arrested by the police last Friday in Barangay San Sebastian, Tarlac City for possession of shabu and hand grenade.
Tarlac acting police director Senior Supt. Richie Medardo Posadas said the barangay official was arrested in his house by members of the Tarlac PNP Provincial Investigation Bureau led by Supt. Luis M. Ventura Jr.
Armed with a search warrant issued by the court, Ventura and his men with proper coordination from Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency raided the house of Samson and seized from his possession five heat sealed small transparent plastic sachets containing suspected shabu and a hand grenade.
Posadas said search and seizure of the evidence were done in the presence of a barangay official, relatives of the suspect and representatives from the media and Department of Justice.